NEW YORK — Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.
To mark today’s anniversary, residents of coastal neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey that suffered some of the worst flooding are honoring that terrible day in ways both public and private.
On Staten Island, residents will light candles by the stretch of waterfront closest to their homes at 7:45 p.m. in a “Light the Shore” vigil. Along the Jersey Shore, people plan to shine flashlights in a symbolic triumph over the darkness that Sandy brought.
Debbie Fortier, of Brick, N.J., drove to Seaside Park today hoping to speak with Gov. Chris Christie. Walking out arm-in-arm with him after he had finished speaking at the firehouse, she told Christie how her family’s house had to be torn down and how her family has yet to receive any aid.