The International Business Times reported on the frustration Queens officials have been feeling and voicing since Hurricane Sandy hit. City Councilman Dan Halloran, who represents northeast Queens saw the damage in the Rockaways and environs and said:
If you go to Breezy or Howard Beach, it’s devastation everywhere. Fire damage, wind damage, water damage. You’ve got boats washed up on the streets, houses, roofs and stuff literally washed up alongside the beachfront areas. There were homes completely underwater. It’s going to take years to get Breezy back together. It’s going take months to get the rest of the city’s coastal areas back together. It’s not pretty.