Feedback: Lowville Man Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims

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On Thursday, President Obama toured storm-ravaged New York City.

"During difficult times like this we're reminded that we're bound together and we have to look out for one another," he said.

Doing just that is Lowville trucker Bob Suiter of B&T Excavating.

Three of his heavy trucks are among those hauling away tons of debris from Rockaway Beach on Long Island.

Suiter says video we see on television can hardly scratch the surface of the suffering.

"People are starting to gut their homes. everything inside their homes is garbage. they're hauling out to the curb and we're hauling it away, load by load," said Suiter. 

Suiter sent us his own pictures (above).

He says the devastation is much worse and much more personal when seen close up.

"You look on the side of the street in the garbage piles and you see personal belongings - pictures, their furniture, their clothes, everything. So their homes and their lives are completely gone," he said.

Suiter is working for the Army Corps of Engineers and expects to be there the next two to three months. 

Some Rockaway residents might have power by then.

"There's a lot of power companies working. Some of these people will be without power probably at least another month," said Suiter.

But he says he wants to stay until the job is done.

 

Sunday, August 31, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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