I guess most of us got lucky here in Montauk. It was worse than Hurricane Irene, but nothing like it was further west.
Most of the boats hauled out starting on Friday and continuing into Sunday and it was impossible to drive into the marinas with boats stacked all over. The water rose far enough to reach the keels of some of those boats, and even knocked over the last couple that were pulled at Gonefishing and had to be stored down by the travel lift slip.
This is Friday and the majority of those boats are back in the water, minus the ones who decieded to call it for the rest of the season.
Many of the marinas suffered some damage to docks & bulkheads, etc but none were real serious. One exception was Gosmans restaurant that was hit hard, with the foundation being undermined and part of the restaurant floor collapsing. Some of the motels in town on the ocean have been undermined as well.
Most of us lost electricity, with the exception of the town and the harbor area, so we could all find a place to get cellphones recharged. I got real lucky with that. A while back I had an outage on the phone and computer and I called cablevision about it. They put in a call forwarding thingy so that the calls to my phone were rerouted to the cellphone, and when the srevice was restored it automatically switched back. Apparently that was a permanent switch for anytime I lost the regular service because even when everything went off the calls were rerouted to the cellphone and we were never out of contact.
Besides electricity, the big problem is gas. Yesterday afternoon the line for Marshall's which was the only one left with gas ran in back and around to John's drive in.
Charlie Etzel got out yesterday commercial fishing and came back with fifteen bass, which is better than he had been doing before the storm so it looks like the season will continue as long as people can get out here. Most of the boats have charters for the weekend and they are all able to go, but the problem is whether the people can come out. We'll see what happens.