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Frustration Turning To Anger For Some Brooklyn Residents

Gerritsen Beach

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GERRITSEN BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Frustration is turning into anger in parts of Brooklyn.

Residents living in Gerritsen Beach, an area next to the ‘Zone A’ mandatory evacuation zone, are more than upset. They are furious that the waterfront community wasn’t labeled Zone A.

Had they known the danger they were in, they said, they would have left.

As CBS 2’s Chris Wragge reported, the scene is the same at nearly every house in Gerritsen Beach. Victims’ possessions are scattered across their front yards, almost looking like a neighborhood yard sale.

Except it’s not a yard sale — it’s families trying to salvage their goods.

Most cars are also a total loss, covered in water.

One father told Wragge: “This is Gerritsen Beach. We are gonna work together to get some things done. They picked up our garbage – that’s fine – but we could use some gas.”

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The waterfront town is surrounded by water on 3 sides.

“If they thought the Belt Parkway was gonna hold back a surge,” said one resident, “Guess what? They were wrong.”