Yesterday we returned to Breezy Point, the tight-knit blue collar beach community in Queens that was devastated by the Hurricane Sandy surge on Monday night. The inferno, sparked by electrical fires and gasoline generator fires, consumed over 100 houses that night, and residents have barely even begun to process the extent of their loss. Here's video from one lifelong resident trying to figure out what the future holds. "You see these disasters on TV, and you never think it's going to happen to you," she tells us. "Welcome to reality"

For more photos of the aftermath, here are dramatic photos of wreckage on the other side of the Rockaway peninsula.