Though far from Zone A and what were considered to be the most vulnerable areas Hurricane Sandy could hit, Ditmas Park did not escape the wrath of the storm.
The neighborhood experienced considerable damage as a result of Sandy, with countless trees uprooted onto streets, homes and cars throughout the neighborhood, and most significantly, causing the death of two people walking a dog on Ditmas Avenue between East 18th and 19th Streets.
"This is something we're always worrying about," said Ditmas Park resident Dr. Jim Gough of the damage caused by falling trees. "It's the thing we fear in every storm. They're all coming down in the next 10 years."
Damage could be found on almost every side street, with many blocked entirely by a fallen limb or base.
Stratford, Argyle and Marlborough Roads between Beverley and Cortelyou Roads were blocked entirely, and Department of Sanitation trucks could be spotted in the neighborhood almost as often as uprooted trees.
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