Just a few miles from Manhattan, the residents of Moonachie, New Jersey thought they had escaped Sandy's wrath, until about 10:00 p.m. Monday night.
It was then that half-a-dozen levies gave way on the Hackensack River and the waters began pouring in.
Residents didn't stand a chance. They lost their vehicles, large portions of their homes, and cherished family heirlooms they never thought to secure.
Now days later and still without power or any idea when it will return — and with their streets still filled with water — the people of Moonachie feel frustrated and abandoned. Still they're working together to rebuild their town.
We drove out to Moonachie yesterday to take pictures and hear their stories.
Right off this main road about five miles from Manhattan, 2,700 people live in the borough of Moonachie
Moonachie is in the Hackensack River watershed and residents are accustomed to the occasional flood
But lifelong residents say they've never seen anything like what happened Monday night
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