posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 05:25 PM
Originally posted by facedye
i just started hearing the craziest helicopter sound i've ever heard in my life, which made me look up to notice two military cargo helicopters just
breezing by the neighborhood.
this is the first time i have seen this since the storm. i thought you would all like to get the heads up on this before we find out what the purpose
was. i'm hoping they just delivered a huge dumpload of gasoline, which people are still extraordinarily looking for, by the way.
I was in Long Beach last weekend (11/3/12). This is a part of Long Island that is an island right up on the waterfront. I was helping a family member
clean out & gather belongings so she can come live with us for a while. She lost everything.
I also saw the choppers many times. Two low flying Apache's and one Chinook following close behind. They were flying around many times. I guess they
were landing near by Lido Beach. That's where the Red Cross had set up shop in a vacant parking lot. Makes sense that they were bringing in supplies.
In addition to the choppers, there were National Guardsmen riding around in Humvees. I guess they were looking for looters. They did have what
appeared to be machine guns at the ready.
The Red Cross was also driving around looking for people and handing out meals. The area looks like a destroyed ghost town. Not many human beings
there. It did have a mandatory evacuation order. Looks like most listened to the Evac order.
There was a curfew in place starting at 7pm. NY State Police were there in full force enfocing the curfew. (Not sure if the curfew is still in
To gain access to Long Beach, ID showing proof of residence is required to get past State Police road blocks.
Jones beach was destroyed. I heard that they lost their boardwalk. I can't confirm this because JB is 100% off limits. Cops won't let anyone through
This was last Saturday. My wife went again this Saturday (11/10/12) and she said not much had changed.