Hoboken, New Jersey, has suffered immensely at the hands of Hurricane Sandy. Widespread flooding has left the city nearly unrecognizable, and 20,000 residents remain unable to leave:

Public Safety director Jon Tooke says at least 25 percent of the city on the Hudson River across from Manhattan remains under water. He estimates at least 20,000 people are stranded and says most are being encouraged to shelter in place until floodwaters recede.

Hoboken’s road to recovery will be a long and arduous one:

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But hope is on the horizon:

And residents are lifting each other up through the most difficult of times:

Just wonderful.

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We extend our prayers to the residents of Hoboken. Stay safe, and may your city’s recovery be swift.