One resident who asked to be identified only as Andy, had his home destroyed by the hurricane and has been staying at John Jay High School in Park Slope since the storm began. He went to his nearby home on Tuesday afternoon to find tree limbs in his house, water damage and broken glass scattered around his furniture.
Andy said he needed to get into his house.
“I don't have a lot with me,” he said, noting that he rushed to leave when the evacuation orders were announced.
And the generosity of New Yorkers is on display at the shelters.
A sign on the door at John Jay High School read, “No more donations, Thank You.” And clothing and supplies aren't the only thing being turned away.
People wanting to volunteer their time and help out with the efforts have been told that there are more than enough volunteers at John Jay.
“I've seen all the reports and I wanted to do my part,” said David Chimoskey, a school teacher.