N.J. Sandy survivor left behind goodbye note

NASA released this animation of imagery from its GOES-13 satellite of Superstorm Sandy from its development in the Caribbean on October 23, 2012, through its eventual weakening to a remnant low pressure area on October 31, 2012. Courtesy NASA.gov.

TOMS RIVER, N.J. Nearly naked and soaking wet, a New Jersey man who took refuge in a stranger's house after he was swept away by superstorm Sandy left behind a note to his father in case he didn't survive.

The man, identified only as Mike, swam for his life as waves and currents gripped him in Barnegat Bay after he walked outside when the storm destroyed part of his home in the Green Island section of Toms River.