HURRICANE SANDY DAMAGED my home, and I still get paranoid every time there’s heavy rain in my neighborhood. But a megastorm like Sandy is a rare occurrence for where I live — tornadoes, it seems, are more frequent, and cause much more damage. I just can’t imagine having to start completely over, sorting through piles of rubble that once contained my home, and always living in fear that once I’m settled in, next year, it could be all gone again.

This footage, taken by a local news station, is no joke. If you would like to help, please consider donating to local relief efforts, or volunteering your time to help rebuild the lives of those affected by the storm.