Annual Washington Post Bucket Event 2010


Bianca Nolasco and Hazel Nolasco use a long rope to hoist gallons of... News PhotoApartment,Fire Hydrant,Gallon,Horizontal,Human Interest,Hurricane Sandy,New York City,Picking Up,Rope,USA,WaterPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2012 The Washington PostNEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 1: Bianca Nolasco ( L ) and Hazel Nolasco use a long rope to hoist gallons of hydrant water up to their 5th floor apartment after being without water and power since Hurricane Sandy hit in New York City, NY on November 1, 2012. Several women used the rope method to bring water up to avoid a going up a dark and wet staircase. Hundreds of tenants of a large New York Housing project in the East Village are on day 3 without power or water since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area. The projects are next to the ConEd substation that blew up during the storm. Residents are hand-carrying non-potable water from hydrants, up several flights of stairs, in order to flush toilets. Some boil the water to bath. Gas stoves have beent he only source of heat for most of them. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)