Navillus Digs Rockaway Out After Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy left a trail of devastation and debris across the entire Eastern Seaboard, causing more than $75B in damage. Only Katrina, the 2005 mega-storm that leveled New Orleans, caused more destruction. You'd get no argument from New York residents about Sandy's violence, particularly those in the Rockaway area. Residents returned to the former resort area after the eleven-foot storm surge receded to find thousands of tons of sand and storm debris covering the streets and spilling out of broken windows and doors. Homes, businesses, and popular gathering spots were gutted by powerful waves, burned by fires that broke out near ruptured gas lines, and buried in sand brought by the floods.

After the storm passed, Navillus' many employees and their families rose to the occasion to help residents and business owners alike begin the arduous task of clearing away the wreckage and rebuilding the Belle Harbor neighborhood of the Rockaways. Stunned by the mountains of debris and miles of devastation, Navillus employees quickly offered their talents and resources to help with what would become a massive undertaking.

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