The Night the Storm Hit

A Rockaway fisherman tells how it went down during Sandy

Paul Greenberg

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Ten years ago, just after Hurricane Sandy hit the New York Bight, a Rockaway fisherman named Frank Culleton relayed this story to me in the lobby of the hotel where he’d been evaculated.

When the morning tide came in you could tell it was going to be a big one. I live in Arverne, a neighborhood in the…

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org