NAPLES, Fla - Evan Ward and her sister Kyle Lipshutz were told to evacuate their homes in Brigantine New Jersey just north of Atlantic City.
Saturday they came down to Southwest Florida with their kids and are now just hearing and seeing the worst of Sandy's damage.
"It sounds like my house is completely under, the first floor is soaked," says Kyle Lipshutz. "My neighbor, he stayed and he said my whole front porch was full of mud and seagrass. His whole first floor is under and their fences are gone."
"I saw pictures, it's said," says Lipshutz. "You want to believe it's not real. I'm sad for my kids because they're very upset. They're worried about their bedrooms and their toys and all those thing, but they can be replaced."
A picture of Evan Ward's husband, a police officer, shows how high the water is back home. "He's six foot one and it's up to his waist. You never think it's going to happen to you," says Ward. "The Atlantic City Boardwalk collapsed, we have concrete cement seawalls and half of that got washed away."
The sisters plan to stay down here until at least Saturday. School is cancelled for the week, they have no power and are still trying to comprehend what they'll see when they make it home.
"I don't know if I want to really honestly face it," says Lipshutz.