Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hurricane Irene

My husband is a tow truck driver for a local company and they also go to places for disaster relief. They were called upon when Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast so my wonderful husband was gone for 24 days while he joined other companies to help clean up areas of New Jersey and two places in New York.

My husband's job was to spend 14+ hours a day 7 days a week picking up cars that were "totaled" because of the flooding. Some areas were still a little flooded, while others were covered in debris and the aftermath of the horrible storms that everyone went through. I asked him to take pictures along his journey, not only so I could see what he saw, but because he did a great thing! It was hard to have him gone for such a long time, especially being pregnant and having two young children, but I'm so glad he was able to make a small dent in strangers lives with something as little as picking up vehicles.

Below are pictures of things he came across while driving around.

He had to drive through this water to get to the other side

Random debris through out the streets as people clean

Hazmat crew in the distance

This is a house that should've welcomed home their child but instead was deemed unsafe

Looking at the red fence you can see the different levels the water was at

My husband did get ONE day off and I'm so glad because he got to tour New York City. Neither of us have ever been so this was a huge opportunity for him and I'm so glad he got to do it even though we weren't able to be with him.

Went to the World Trade Centers area

It's sad but I love they recognized her unborn child

It's sad but I love they recognized her unborn child (another)

Statue of Liberty from the Ferry you ride to get to her and Ellis Island

NYC from the ferry

The hotel from Pretty Woman and Home Alone

One last picture because he got to see the beach for the first time!

Unfortunately the water was freezing
So there you have it. A glimpse of something my husband did to help others :)


MommyRehab said...

its good to have people like your husband

Michelle said...

Thanks :)

Ellen said...

It is wonderful to see how others "pay it forward." We really try to model "volunteering" to our teens as a way of life. Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more. ~ Ellen