Photo: Homes destroyed by a fire at Breezy Point are shown, in the New York City borough of Queens, New York. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
While many lawmakers are reaching out to constituents impacted by Sandy, for some, the storm hit very, very close to home.
New York Republican Rep. Bob Turner's Breezy Point house burned down from a fire sparked by the storm, reports Crain's New York Business. Widespread fires destroyed more than 80 Breezy Point homes.
The home was Turner's primary residence, Crain's reports, and a spokesman for the Congressman "said that Mr. Turner and his wife had been in the house until sometime 'later in the process' of the storm, but that they ultimately made it out safely."
New York Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long's Breezy Point home was also burned down, Crain's reports. He wasn't home during the storm.