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By SKYE Editors
Oct 31, 2012
The Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York.
Brooklyn and Queens is left hanging. Not enough help is being offered. I believe they just started getting food yesterday from the Redcross. Shame on the man who is suppose to be watching over the people of this country in a crises. He apparently puts everything aside for his gain.
He came to New Jersey right after the storm and sent help. Even the republican governor said good things about his help. Why don't you stop crying and face facts. Your political agenda has no place in this disaster.
Reminds me of the movie I am Legend, the flooding I mean.
Here in New Jersey the devastation is enormous. yet people are pulling together. Our Governor and OUR President WORKING TOGETHER moved as quickly as possible to bring help. Remember nothing was moving in or out of the worst hit areas. Anyone who is critical of the efforts put forth have a negative agenda.
Just awful. Speechless!
Oh lord! That is so sad!! Speechless!
I pray that the people who were affected by hurricane Sandy get the help needed.
too much government politics utility workers from Alabama were turned away and sent home because they were not union workers! really? are you kidding me? how stupid is that? the trucks returned home without helping anyone. that is sad.
Turns out that story was false.
Help was lined up and ready to go before the storm and because of government beauracracy, they were turned away or told to wait until FEMA could prioritize. WHY is that the federal government's job? The local governments and churches know where help is needed! People are starving. Let those who are ready to help, help!
OH for God's sake. No one is starving! Everyone was told to have 5 days of food and water for every person in the family. In 1992 Andrew came through and blew Homestead where we live ..apart. Five weeks for electricity Three months for our phone lines and cell towers to be working again. The WORST was the first 5 days. Not having any way to secure your property, no way to cook, no ice to keep all that food refrigerated, quickly NO water. Thank god I did not have the worry of diapers and formula, though we did have animals from dogs cats horses rabbits sand chickens to worry about! FINALLY someone tapped Poppy Bush on the shoulder and told him there was a Cat 5 hurricane that just blew through Homestead, FL. THEN we had national guard soldiers..blocking all our streets, prosecuting the curfews! Helicopters, Humvees, Jeeps, front end loaders, FPL trucks, dump trucks.. It took a year for life to even begin to pretend to be back to normal! Patience.. Hard I know.. but very very necessary or the victims will lose their minds. A hot shower it weight in gold; an hour of generator powered TV to see what the hell was going on in the world; a hot meal that was NOT a MRE (and actually recognizable as 'food') ... several bags of ice to get through until tomorrow; any one of these things become the highlight of days spent in backbreaking labor and the depressing job of scooping your possessions up in shovel loads and placing in trash bags. It takes even longer to not have the panic well up every time the wind blows in a thunder storm, when the palm fronds start swaying, when the rain comes down in sheets... THAT I found takes a lot lot longer. My heart goes out to those who have seen their lives trashed and blown away overnight. I know exactly what they are going through and until it happened to us in Miami.. I had no idea, not really. But for those already criticizing everyone and everything? Shut the **** UP and do something to help!
I lost everything I own in Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. But, here in the Virgin Islands most people are insured. Also, there are not nearly so many people. So, aid comes much faster. Also, it is warm, so it seems much worse up there in Staten Island, particularly. I am so sad for the mother who lost hertwo children. But, again, down here, we have a curfew when a storm is coming, and no one is allowed out on the streets. I don't know how it works up there, but I am sad that it does not seem as organized as it is here in the Caribbean where we are used to these storms. Here we are stoppped by the police and arrested if we go out after a curfew when a storm is coming. I feel so sick after seeing all the destruction and people suffering in Staten Island, where I visit every summer.
Donna, be more patient. My brother in Boca Raton, Florida was without power for eight days after Hurricane Wilma, along with a damaged roof. And he lives in a suburban neighborhood like you. Hurricane Sandy caused more devastation than Wilma because it hit a more heavily populated area that was less prepared for hurricanes than Florida. I'm sure the power workers are working hard to get power restored, but some areas have greater priority than others, such as hospitals, and, due to a dense population, it may be over two weeks before everyone has their power back, which was the case in Florida after Hurricane Wilma.
I was without power for a week after the snow storm up here last year. Stop whining.
Don't miss a single drop.
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