Jacob Siegel

A gap in the city's hurricane response, and a volunteer army's attempt to fill it:

On November 6, eight days after Hurricane Sandy’s surge waters flooded the streets, I started volunteering in the Rockaways, where I stayed for much of the next three weeks.

Bio: Jake Siegel was born and raised in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Press and New Partisan. HIs short story will appear in "Fire and Forget," an anthology of fiction written by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans being released by Da Capo on February 12, 2013.

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A gap in the city’s hurricane response, and a volunteer army’s attempt to fill it

On November 6, eight days after Hurricane Sandy’s surge waters flooded the streets, I started volunteering in the Rockaways, where I stayed for much of the next three weeks.

Dec. 18, 2012