Turco kept the album in her apartment in the Throggs Neck area of the Bronx. After the apartment was damaged by Hurricane Ida, she moved to her niece’s residence. On Saturday, her niece’s stepson accidentally threw them into the trash can. There are no copies of photos, backups, or hard drives.
“I was very angry, very depressed, and crying hysterically. The first thing I did was to call the Health Bureau, and the Health Bureau couldn’t be better,” Turco said.
The health department tracked and locked the truck within 10 minutes. Her friend Johnny Rodriguez and Health Supervisor Edward Clavero dug into the trash can.
“I mean, this is a disgusting moment, do you know what I’m talking about? You smell all those nasty germs and things, but at least she did what she wanted to do. She Leaving with a smile,” Rodriguez said.
“The success rate in this department is very good — my success rate is about 60% to 70%,” Clavero said. “If it’s in that truck, we check each bag carefully and we will find it. “
Clavero said it took him the longest to remove priceless items from the garbage dump—three hours.
Turco’s album was found within 15 minutes.
Spend 15 minutes in the smelly garbage dump-more than a century of family history.
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