Sandy hits close to home for Hofstra student reporter

Damaged homes at Island Park

With power down and wi-fi access impossible, I used my mobile phone to post updates via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to Long Island Report during Hurricane Sandy. My copy,  images and video I edited from raw footage  were put together in Storifies at Long Island Report as editors there tried to work around the lack of power and internet. Little did I know as I reported the storm that my own family would be among those hardest hit. My aunt’s house at Island Park was so badly damaged by flooding that my aunt and grandmother have had to find alternative accommodation. This  Soundslide is their story.