Thursday 18 January 2018

Irish father spends 'every minute' thinking of sons he lost in Superstorm Sandy

Brandon (2) and Conner (4) were killed in Superstorm Sandy one year ago
Brandon (2) and Conner (4) were killed in Superstorm Sandy one year ago
Damian Moore (L), and his wife Glenda Moore
New York sanitation commissioner John Doherty (2R) consoles Damian Moore (2L) and Glenda Moore
President Obama meets with the Moores
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

An Irishman living in New York still spends 'every minute' of each day thinking of the two sons Connor (4) and Brandon (2) he lost in Superstorm Sandy last year.

Damian and Glenda Moore, who live in Staten Island, marked the year anniversary of their sons' death days ago.

Ms Moore has broken her silence on the catastrophic loss and explained that she and her husbadn, originally from Donegal are trying to piece their lives back together.

"It's been a tough week, it's been a year since we lost the boys," Glenda said in an interview with local station WABC.

Glenda was driving during the storm before a wave carried her young children away, despite her best efforts to keep them safe.

Searches went on for days in an effort to rescue the boys, before their bodies were eventually found 100 feet apart.

"Every minute, pretty much all we do is think about them," she added.

"At least we're busy during the day."

The couple have since moved from Staten Island to Brooklyn in order to be closer to their family there.

"I couldn’t spend another night at that house."

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