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Mike Bracci Of Breezy Point, N.Y.

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Superstorm Sandy: A Voice From The Breezy Point, N.Y., Fire

Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

Superstorm Sandy: A Voice From The Breezy Point, N.Y., Fire

Homes sit smoldering after Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday in the Breezy Point Neighborhood of the Queens. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Homes sit smoldering after Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday in the Breezy Point Neighborhood of the Queens.

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There's not much left of the Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens. As NBC News reported, a fire ravaged more than 80 homes and today their burnt out remains smoldered under a cloudy sky.

Charles Lane of NPR member station WSHU visited Breezy Point and talked to resident Mike Bracci.

Bracci said he saw the fire burn for hours on Monday and he watched parents carrying children through chin-high water in search of safety.

Here's a bit of Charles' interview with Bracci:

Mike Bracci Of Breezy Point, N.Y.

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