The map included here is the map of my childhood haunts. For thirteen years I lived in Bayside, which as you can see is right in the middle of the mayhem. I'd walk to Fresh Meadows for the library, Bloomingdales and movies. When I was thirteen we moved to Great Neck, but the eastern part, closer to Manhasset, just east of what's indicated as the end of the affected area.
That was the second strong hurricane that hit that area in the past few months. No, if you're asking if it's an area that generally has a hurricane season. Nobody ever heard of hurricanes on Long Island before. My family has lived there a very long time. The earlier hurricane was in late June, when my sister flew in to get my mother. Middleneck Road, Great Neck's main commercial street was badly affected, and it took my sister hours to find my mother who had been in the beauty parlour.
It's really strange how weather has changed there. In recent winters there have been ice storms, also a totally new weather phenomena for the area.