1.1 million customers on long Island 850,000 without power. Montauk has become a temporary island. Manhattan roughly 12 feet of water. Part of queens/Brooklyn is burning and can't be put out because fire personal could not get to the scene due to flooding. Last I checked over two blocks were burning. Fire fighters were trapped. One conformed person killed by a tree. Beaches are completely Breached and eroded, one fire island community had 7 houses washed out too sea. I'm sure there's a lot more I'm forgetting and it's only the beginning. The next block over from me has power but not me. We didn't even get the brunt of the storm I can only imagine what happened the the shore communities in new jersey.
I spent roughly 16 hours at my fire house during the storm and we responded as a department to 220 calls. We had water rescues, a house fire. Amongst many insane cals.. What a nightmare this storm was.
How could there be house fires if it's raining and flooding?