Lido Beach and Long Beach are communities on one of the barrier islands on Long Island’s south shore in Nassau County, NY. They were devastated by super storm Sandy last October. Property damage was extensive, businesses were destroyed and disrupted and some island residents,more than four months after the storm, are still living in public shelters. Relief agencies such as All Hands Volunteers are still hard at work helping to restore and rebuild the area.
Barbara and I spent the weekend visiting my sister whose home was substantially damaged by the storm. We were awed by the extent of the damage to the community, but more impressed by the resilience of the local residents. They, understanding the dangers, have chosen to live by the sea and have directed their energy to rebuilding and restoring what the have lost.
Much of the beach was lost to Sandy, but surfers and dreamers still visit on a late Winter day.
And, always, music.