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NEW YORK STORM RELIEF: Staten Island Residents Say Official Hurricane Sandy Response Has Been Slow And Inadequate


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: storm relief, Hurricane Sandy, relief efforts, politics, news, usa )

Cal
- 629 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Official help has arrived in the last couple of days, but many residents say it's not enough and poorly organized



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LaurenAWAY Kozen (153)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:51 am
Thanks for the article Cal.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (970)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:14 am
Let me tell you folks, this was some incredible storm.. Even in my area, which is not the worst,response was slow from the storm, many residents are still in the dark for many days now and temperatures are in the 30's (F).I was on vacation last week, so to speak, but my co-workers couldn't work because our office had no power last week.
 

John S. (297)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:27 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday November 5, 2012, 5:19 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:50 pm
It's almost funny that the most conservative part of NYC is the one screaming the loudest about wanting the federal government to help them out. Weren't these the ones who wanted FEMA gone?

That said, I do wish them well, even in their hypocrisy.

 

Roseann D. (178)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:52 pm
Even the rich are screaming for Big Government aid now. What a turnaround.
 

Jak Crow (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:20 pm
In other news, 80% of those told to evacuate, DIDN'T.
 

Kate A. (10)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:44 pm
Signed/Noted, thank you
 

Alex Burrard (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 2:34 pm
This is a real example of why BIG GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WORK PERIOD END OF STORY!
 

Jak Crow (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 2:40 pm
Wrong. This is a real example of how many people have been affected by the storm and that more resources than first thought are needed. Oh, and the fact that only 10 to 15% of those that were supposed to evacuate, didn't. But you go ahead and spin it to your partisan content.
 

Mike M. (55)
Monday November 5, 2012, 2:46 pm
If it was not for the big government the only one left living in America would be the 1 percents, elite, and corporations top boys and all the rest would be nobodies that would have to kneel before them and beg for some help
 

Jana Switzer (6)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:44 pm
We need more Beautiful, Compassionate & Selfless People like Philip Ferrante! Thank you to all those helping out and try & be one of those people helping out. You never know when disaster or the grid going down might effect us all. Thanks for the update..
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:56 pm
It is wrong
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Monday November 5, 2012, 4:10 pm
If you can help please do.
How To Help The Animals in Hurricane Sandy
There have been various fundraisers on TV for the people. I thought I'd bring attention to the animals as well.
 

Jak Crow (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 4:21 pm
Correction to my previous post. That should have been "only 10 to 15% of those that were supposed to evacuate, did".
 

Nancy L. (139)
Monday November 5, 2012, 7:19 pm
Amen Alex
 

Nancy L. (139)
Monday November 5, 2012, 7:24 pm
It was neighbors and local businesses that made the difference in Katrina and that will be the case with NY and NJ. Left to government the wheels grind slowly. When business needs to rebuild they have a vested interest in working quickly and, the people in the communities near them are the ones that will benefit. They will benefit from each other. I know it's a concept the liberal mind has trouble comprehending.
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday November 5, 2012, 9:25 pm
No, we comprehend liars and their BS just fine. You're the one who has no understanding of reality.

There is no end of ignorance of conservatism.
 

Veronica C. (42)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:00 pm
It's because 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People'! Oh, wait...
 

. (3)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:54 pm
This was such a powerful storm many areas are still without power, especially New Jersey the hardest hit.
 

Patricia Martin (19)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 12:39 am
Yeah, George Bush really doesn't care enough about the affected of Hurricane Sandy....
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 1:22 am
If any of heartless haters needed assistance then the governement could not be big enough.
 

Nancy L. (139)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:37 am
Right it must be because Obama doesn't care right???
 

Nancy L. (139)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:43 am
Victims of Katrina and those in Joplin waited several days and in many cases weeks before their services were restored. Why do you think anything would be different after this storm???
 

Nancy L. (139)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 5:04 am
This situation has nothing to do with partisanship. Emergency response needs to be handled by local governments. The immediate response can ONLY be effectively done by locals. It's just a fact.

As someone who has lived through 50 years of hurricanes and tornadoes,I can tell you from my experience the immediate help comes from your neighbors and local business pulling together to help each other. Yes federal gov is needed in many ways but we MUST find a way to allow local government the authority and resources to act in these disasters or people will continue to suffer after these catastrophes. FEMA can not get power restored.

If I wanted to get political I would be asking why didn't some of the stimulus money go to bury power lines and improve power grids rather than throwing it don't the rat holes like Solyndra?

FEMA may be good for something, i guess, but I can tell you that the National Guard is much more efficient. National Guards from your own state knows much better where the help will be needed because they know the area.
 
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