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Surviving Sandy: ‘One Saving Grace — I Had My Car’

Posted on 11/18/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | VolunteeringThis is the second in a series of profiles of New York area residents whose worlds were upended by Superstorm Sandy. Sandy’s wrath turned the Staten Island street where Carlos Cruz lives into a river. Carlos (above) watched in disbelief as cars bobbed like toys on the wind-whipped waves. Stranded in a second-story rental apartment, with food rotting in the fridge and freezing temperatures threatening his fragile health, he and his son lived on Spam and Vienna sausages. Rescue boats …