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So many devastating pictures of the horrific damage hurricane sandy left in her wake like broken houses.
And trees that -- you haven't seen until now.
Is where all this stuff.
Goes and the personal and family items that sadly end up in the trash -- it is the untold story of what happens to a neighborhood after -- we turn now to our own.
Elizabeth McDonald -- live in.
Yeah that's right -- Melissa and just around me and picking up photos.
From family albums.
Just on the ground right around here -- what's happening is that right -- About eleven -- -- I would say it doesn't towns that ended up in this.
Beach front parking lot that was -- -- a parking lot -- riis park and beach community here.
Has suddenly turned into a new landfill and what the department sent tens dishes at the biggest now in New York State.
We've got a whole neighborhoods -- here business districts.
-- the distance you can see if you can the Freedom Tower is about 57 miles away so -- -- seeing is basically.
Bought family so opposed the white where meeting -- -- photo albums children's toys.
Are now being put into dumpsters -- to -- transport it.
Out of New York State.
And possibly into places like Pennsylvania.
The weight of that tonnage here is now surpassing that weight of the Empire State Building.
And what the sanitation department -- the first responders by the way.
They're telling Fox Business just look at just five minutes ago.
That the reason the fires burned in these houses was because debris was blocking the fire trucks that's -- -- one of the reasons why the homes of -- point.
Burns and also in the rockaway is.
But what -- get every doing now is essentially 18100.
Trucks a day moving this waste out in -- A parts of Pennsylvania and other states and then private companies public sector companies like Waste Management may get into bid on it.
Because you know unfortunately one man's trash is another man's treasure or going to be giving you live updates throughout the day not -- -- something that's of our approaching three stories.
Hi and it's gonna get bigger.
As -- markets turned back on sanitation departments such as saying this -- will get bigger.
As more debris is -- when it powers that back on -- -- to get it back -- guys are gonna be here throughout the day with live up to.
Spent unless memories -- -- Stanley you know -- think boy -- sure yeah that's right devastating thank you.
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