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Hurricane Sandy Floods Home Of Giants' Lineman Mathias Kiwanuka, displacing family

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  • Hurricane Sandy Floods Home Of Giants' Lineman Mathias Kiwanuka, displacing family

    Excerpt: "Mathias Kiqanuka was in his Hoboken townhouse with his wife, little girl and mother-in-law Monday night when rain water, Hudson River water and really smelly sewage started pouring into the first floor garage of his three-story home eight blocks from where Eli Manning lives.

    “We got flooded,” Kiwanuka said Friday. “We had one foot of water. It will be a long cleanup process. The water that came in there was fuel, sewage, all kind of stuff. I don’t look forward to it, but we’re going to have to look into the walls and get all that stuff out of there. We’ll just take it slow and figure it out.”

    The Giants linebacker decided to ride out the storm at home, which he said he will never do again, and it wasn’t until Wednesday that he was able to navigate one of his cars through the streets of Hoboken that had been flooded and relocate his family into a hotel. He had moved another of his car to a garage that was then flooded by five feet of water. He was trapped by the flooding in the streets.

    Kiwanuka is now displaced, still without power and with no idea when he will be able to move back into his home. He got by with flashlights and candlesticks until he could evacuate.

    That means Kiwanuka can relate to the anguish being felt by so many in New York and New Jersey. He worries about his family, is trying to arrange for his home to be cleaned up and also has a job that won’t wait for him. The Giants have a big game Sunday against the Steelers at MetLife Stadium when so many of the fans either in attendance or watching on television will be counting on the Giants to provide a three-hour diversion.

    “It’s New Jersey. It’s a tough state, a state full of tough people and we will rebuild, we will get back on our feet,” Kiwanuka said. “In the meantime, we just got to get together and help everybody out.” Read more...
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  • #2
    Sorry to hear :/


    • #3
      Another reason why game should of been postponed. I know the NFL couldn't do it cause bye weeks were different but this is silly trying to play a game with them under this stress
      Football has been very, very good to us.
      After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
      But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

      # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

      1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
      2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
      3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
      4-New York Giants!!!
      Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

      ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***