NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The flooding from superstorm Sandy practically washed one Staten Island neighborhood off the map, and that has many residents anxious to leave for good.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, Mother Nature has reclaimed a stretch of Oakwood Beach. The ocean submerged the neighborhood under 16 feet of water.
“This was a beach community. You woke up and listened to the ocean and went to sleep listening to the ocean,” homeowner Pedro Correa said. “Children make their own boogeymen. This house, the ocean has become the boogeyman to my children.”