Only 300 feet from the shore line, Max did not evacuate either. Thankfully he has a second story in his house on B96th st where he could escape from the rising water.
He stands here at his front fence, with only a portion of his home that he has cleaned out. He has lost his entire basement and first floor. Mould is setting in and poses an increasing health danger on the residents of Rockaway, Coney Island, Red Hook, Staten Island and New Jersey.
Max tells me that his neighbours on either side of his house refuse to come back. They’ve given up on Rockaway.