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Sandy hits home for our Tiziana

DISTRUCTION: The Atlantic City boardwalk was wiped out as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Contributed
DISTRUCTION: The Atlantic City boardwalk was wiped out as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Contributed Contributed

THE eyes of the world are on the east coast of America in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Former Stanthorpe resident Tiziana Zorzi saw first-hand the destruction. Mrs Zorzi said the storm was quite the experience.

"We live in Georgia, which neighbours the Carolinas, where Sandy first hit," Mrs Zorzi said.

"We felt the effects of the storms starting on Saturday as Sandy headed up the coast towards New York City.

"We had blackouts, loss of television channels and other communications that use satellite.

"We have received many emails and phone calls from friends who are asking if we are okay.

"It's a comfort to know people are thinking of us."

Mrs Zorzi said their worry was with their friends in New Jersey.

"They are cousins of Ido and Lillie Vopato, and are in the Hudson Valley, about 50 minutes from New York City, and they were saying that things were very bad with power cuts to many places - they said the winds were the worst," she said.

"About 22 states have been affected in some serious way, and that doesn't count states like Georgia that are getting the peripheral effects.

"I think we are just thanking our lucky stars that the storm passed us."

Topics:  hurricane sandy, stanthorpe




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