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Fractured Recovery Divides the Region
...in shorefront stretches of Staten Island and Queens that were all but demolished, and in broad sections of New Jersey and Long Island, gasoline was almost impossible to come by, electricity was still lacking and worried homeowners wondered when help would finally arrive.
in many places that the storm pounded in its relentless push into the Northeast, there was a profound sense of isolation, with whole towns cut off from basic information, supplies and electricity. People in washed-out neighborhoods said they felt increasingly desperate. “I just keep waiting for someone with a megaphone and a car to just tell us what to do,” said Vikki Quinn, standing amid a pile of ruined belongings strewed in front of her flooded house in Long Beach on Long Island. “I’m lost.”
Hundreds of thousands of homes on Long Island were still without power Saturday, with temperatures expected to get down into the 30s overnight, and frustration with the utilities, particularly Long Island Power Authority, continued to rise.
The authorities estimated that as many as 100,000 homes and businesses on Long Island had been destroyed or badly damaged in the storm...
Originally posted by Valhall
reply to post by loam
Did you hear him? He was directing people without electricity to go to a WEBSITE to find out where to get food and water.
20 billion will really leave you clueless won't it?
edit on 11-4-2012 by Valhall because: (no reason given)
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday that 30,000 to 40,000 people — mostly residents of public housing — will have to find new homes, the New York Times reported. He compared the housing situation to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. “I don’t know that anybody has ever taken this number of people and found housing for them overnight,” Bloomberg said, according to the Times.
Originally posted by loam
I just commented in another thread that it's a guarantee the poor and middle class neighborhoods wont be rebuilt for them.
Those locations are prime NY real estate.edit on 4-11-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)
Marathon canceled, but generators and supplies still sit unused in park
The city left more than a dozen generators desperately needed by cold and hungry New Yorkers who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy still stranded in Central Park yesterday.
And that’s not all — stashed near the finish line of the canceled marathon were 20 heaters, tens of thousands of Mylar “space” blankets, jackets, 106 crates of apples and peanuts, at least 14 pallets of bottled water and 22 five-gallon jugs of water.
This while people who lost their homes in the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island were freezing and going hungry.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by Tallone
If Bloomberg follows the precedent set by Katrina. they'll be bussed to other states...and left there...