Interview with a Marine Who Assisted Rescue Efforts After Hurricane Sandy
On Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the city of New York. Among the chaos of floodwaters and winds close to 80 mph, a transformer in the Queens neighborhood of Rockaway Beach burst and started a house fire that quickly spread to nearby homes. With the floodwaters so high, emergency personnel were unable to rescue residents and contain the blazes. So, New York Police Department Detective Frank Pinto called on the Marines.