Subterranean Saints – Photos from Operation Greased Lightning

Much of the work our volunteers do in Hurricane Sandy’s impact zone occurs underground. Take a peak into the dirty underworld of disaster remediation…


A resident of Rockaway Beach, New York, shows a veteran-led Team Rubicon work crew the flood damage in his basement after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Thomas Hudson


A veteran-led Team Rubicon work crew removes a bookshelf from the flooded basement of a home in Rockaway Beach, New York. Photo by Thomas Hudson


Nick Ferrari of Team Rubicon, right, talks to a home owner in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, about his property losses resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Thomas Hudson


A member of Team Rubicon guts a house in Rockaway Beach, New York, after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Thomas Hudson


A volunteer guts a basement in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Thomas Hudson


A US military veteran-led volunteer disaster response team guts a home that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Thomas Hudson


A volunteer member of Team Rubicon guts a basement in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Thomas Hudson


A member of Team Rubicon removes ruined sheetrock from a basement in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Photo by Thomas Hudson


Team Rubicon and merchant marine cadets remove a ruined refrigerator from a home that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Photo by Thomas Hudson

Daniel Gorman guts a basement in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Marc Fiorito


A member of a Team Rubicon work team disassembles shelving to move the pieces out of a basement. Photo by Andrew Herrold


A Team Rubicon volunteer and a resident of Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, discuss the damage to the resident’s basement as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Andrew Herrold


A member of a Team Rubicon work crew removes waterlogged documents from a basement that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Photo by Andrew Herrold


A member of a Team Rubicon work crew removes waterlogged debris from a basement that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Photo by Andrew Herrold


A member of a Team Rubicon work crew removes waterlogged documents from a basement that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Photo by Andrew Herrold


A Team Rubicon work crew poses for a photograph above a finished job. Photo by Kirk Jackson


A Team Rubicon volunteer dumps sand that she removed from a beachside basement after Hurricane Sandy flooded Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Photo by Marc Fiorito

2 Responses to “Subterranean Saints – Photos from Operation Greased Lightning”

  1. Connie says:

    You all ROCK!

  2. shawn says:

    some of the pics of our team #8,dr. rudi house-he was very happy for our help,then mold got very bad we had to leave…so glad to have met that man…

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