2012 Hurricane Season
Hurricane Sandy was destructive for some people, but not James Gasper.
Gasper, an environmental chemist with a second home in North Naples, said his home in Bel Air, Md., was without power for 24 hours. The duplex he rents in Havre de Grace, Md., saw no damage at all.
His brother-in-law, Mike Anderson, wasn't so lucky. The two-story duplex he owns on a quiet street in the town by Chesapeake Bay sustained $30,000 in damage. His tenants are considering moving out.
"The roof blew off at 6 p.m. on Monday," he said with a shrug. "The house had six inches of rain come in. It ruined all of the bedrooms, ceilings and walls."
Still, Anderson said he was lucky. He thinks of those in New Jersey and New York who have it much worse. Gasper agreed.
"People had no idea what this storm was going to do," Gasper said. "But we've had thunderstorms that have done more damage than this one."