Individual tales about superstorm Sandy are popping up everywhere, but those stories hit a lot closer to home when they come from family.
"Everybody in the neighborhood has a tree down," said Larry Gaydos, father of Larry Gaydos (same name) from News/Talk 92.3 KTAR's Mac & Gaydos.
Gaydos' family still has power, but many other residents in Montclaire, NJ and other towns are still in the dark. Some of them will have to be more patient than others.
"The power grids will be possibly restored anywhere between a couple of days and even a week depending on where you are," he said.
Montclaire is a few miles inland, but Gaydos said he has friends with homes near the coast and they were devastated in the storm.
"I have a friend who has a house on the beach and all the windows were blown out and the entire first floor was flooded with sand," he said.
Another neighbor with a house near the shore saw that residence end up down the street.
Gaydos said it was the worst storm he'd seen in New Jersey since he was a boy.