Joey Canning makes a call to his family to tell them he is okay after arriving to Breezy Point to look for valuable items that could not be replaced, Nov. 1, 2012, in Breezy Point, in the Queens borough of New York. "If your not living your dying," he said.
Canning hugs a friend and neighbor of his who also lost her home to the storm as well as many other valuables.
Joseph Canning, 52, spent his birthday returning to his home, which was hit by Superstorm Sandy, to pick up several belongings such as insurance papers and his mothers' dentures, in Breezy Point, in the Queens borough of New York, Nov. 1, 2012.
Canning rides on top of a a neighbors car in order to get past a deep water passing.
Joey Canning walks through his neighborhood in hopes of finding friends that are in need of help in Breezy Point, N.Y.