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6 Months After Sandy, Thousands Homeless in NY, NJ

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

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Tens of thousands of people remain homeless. Housing, business, tourism and coastal protection all remain major issues with the summer vacation -- and hurricane -- seasons almost here again.

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Alice C (1797)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:46 pm
Thanks Cal ~ will share

. (1)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:19 pm
what wrenching misery for these folks ...

Tim C (2420)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:36 pm

Nicole W (646)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:47 pm
very tragic, thank you Cal

lee e (114)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:47 pm
This comes on top of the news that there will be further cuts to the victims of Sandy due to the sequester, at the same time - certain contractors have taken advantage of the victims upping prices for shoddy work - there has been a lot passed down to good labor from the mentors of the rich in America - How to be opportunistic - I believe our banks have taught us a great deal! I'm bitter - I know victims - who are victims of the opportunists!

Sheila D (28)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:03 pm
I don't understand the insurance process at all. It seems to be taking forever.... My heart goes out to all the people hurt in any way by Hurricane Sandy.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:11 pm
My best friend had to split up her family and everyone go where they could. They JUST got an apartment finally. But they lost everything. Still, they are grateful they have each other and their dog. Before they got the apartment, they were living in a tiny motel...4 of them and their dog. Their home is only now beginning to be rebuilt. Sad. :-(

Mike H (252)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:51 pm
This is so wrong!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:57 am
Hope everyone will have the necessary needs met in the best way.

Lynn D (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:58 am
So sad...........another Obama broken promise! Thanks for info!

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:35 am
Now, if it were an enemy's country, aid would have been rushed.

Linda M (1748)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:58 am
HORRIFIC situation...

Arwen Woods (207)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:21 am
Shared and noted Cal. One has to wonder if verbally bashing the president solves the problem. Just sayin'.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:07 am
Waiting to find out if you have to build the house 3 or 5 foot higher? What's your life worth?

paul m (93)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:17 am

I'm not surprised,, Obama speach " everything will be done too rebuild the Houses " but that was before
the " Election " but he's back in and liveing in free accomadion..

Arielle S (313)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:41 am
This is the perfect set up for developers who want to build huge hotels and resorts on that property - they wait til people are sick of the mess and then buy up the land for much less than they would normally pay. Don't bash the President, bash the greedy developers and the insurance companies.

Chrysten Brice (6)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:37 am
big business and forked tong government officials need to be taught that broken treaties will do nothing but hurt the people.

Ro H (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:13 am

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:35 pm
will pray for them

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:24 pm
Noted and Article Read With Great Interest - also thank you for the pictures Cal.
This is such a tragedy, and in my opinion is taking far too long to get people back into some kind of housing to enable them to keep their families together. There are a lot of heroes and wonderful volunteers, but some of them also need help. In reality reporting just stops and only occasionally we might hear a bit. Devastation like this has to be kept front and center to get things done. As far as the gouging and shoddy work taking place, the same happened in Katrina, and somehow it has to be stopped. I just wonder how many people affected by this Storm and other tragic happenings are now living in poverty - no jobs, no homes, no transportation! And the rich just keep on getting richer with no caring for others - waiting to prey on them. Sad, sad situation in such a great country.

Vera Taylor (46)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:53 pm
Real sad and shocking. Unless you live in Louisiana where a heck of a lot of people are STILL homeless, hungry etc. after Katrina & Rita hit us. Its only shocking about NY &N NJ because it's "new" give it a little while and everyone will stop caring!!

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:55 pm
How about just moving out of the NJ-NY-CT-MA crotch? Leave those defective states and their liberal scam artist governments behind and rebuild communities in areas and states less threatened by serious weather and treasonous liberal politicians?

Birgit W (160)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:03 pm
This is heartbreaking. My love goes to all the suffering people.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:05 pm
Very sad.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:06 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal for the posting.

We need to spend less on the Pentagon and more on the well-being of our people.

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:47 pm
To follow up on the comment by Stuart Thomas, it's time we spent more money on making our own country's people healthy and happy and less money on making other countries' peoples unhealthy and unhappy!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:48 pm
Sad I know the feeling Had 52 feet water over my house in Brisbane for over a week long time ago no insurance pay out was act of God My sympathies are with them probably took 5 years to get back up again Its a long hard road ahead for them

Noted Thanks

Audrey B (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:49 pm
Excuse Me.

Didn't Obama say, these people would not be ignored and help will come quickly???

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:23 pm

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:59 pm
Noted. I don't even know what to say...

Gloria H (88)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:49 pm
Fred Krohn- I lived in Cleveland (tornado) Louisiana (hurricane) Oregon (wild fire) and now California( earthquakes).
Also lived in Detroit (riots)
Chances are higher for things to happen in those areas, but sometimes that's where the jobs are (oilfield) for father and husband.
anything can take you out- iceburg, plane crash, hit by a kid on a skateboard...
the fact is, we rebuild countries we invade, yet hesitate to even go into our own country and rebuild. Maybe like in "the mouse that roared" the hard hit areas should declare war on the rest to the U.S and get aid!?

paul m (93)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:51 am

Nothing will be done by the Government,,, If local people rebuild in N.Y. and N.J. the Government will take
the credit.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:53 am
Noted, thanks.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:36 am
As fun as it is I wouldn't live that close to water unless I was so wealthy it didn't matter if the house disappeared.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:25 pm
the effects of sandy have largely disappeared from the headlines, but the sea levels are still rising and global temperatures continue to heat up. apparently, the lessons of sandy were not learned. unfortunately, we can look forward to more extreme weather to come. sooner or later, the politicians will wake up and start taking global warming seriously.

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