LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the iconic boardwalk and snapped electrical lines. As blue police lights flashed in the howling wind, the acrid stench of burning buildings wafted through the air.
"I was very worried the whole roof was going to come down on us," Kathy Michaels said. "We were holding hands. We thought it would maybe be our last night on earth."