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‘We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy
ABC ^ | 11.1.20122 | Jeniffer Abbey

Posted on 11/01/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT by Morgana

Edited on 11/01/2012 5:34:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.

“We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!” Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”

Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm.

One of the devastated neighborhoods was overwhelmed by a violent surge of water. Residents described a super-sized wave as high as 20 feet, with water rushing into the streets like rapids.


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Sounds a lot like Katrina.
1 posted on 11/01/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I’m pretty sure Barry Soetoro went to get some pizza.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 5:33:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Morgana
'Cept its Staten Island, not the lower 9th Ward in New Orleans.

Whats the difference, you ask?

3 posted on 11/01/2012 5:34:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Morgana
Sounds a lot like Katrina.

Not to make light of it, but why is Husein seemingly scoring political points off this storm, when all you heard 24/7 after Katrina was how Bush screwed up N.O.

4 posted on 11/01/2012 5:34:54 PM PDT by YankeeReb (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” B.H. 0bama)
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To: Morgana

Bronco Bamma to the rescue!


5 posted on 11/01/2012 5:35:05 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Morgana
Ødious already did a flyover .. ungrateful peasants !
6 posted on 11/01/2012 5:35:44 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Morgana

Damn that Mitt Romney for collecting these items for those people! /s


7 posted on 11/01/2012 5:37:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Morgana

Staten Island is heavily Italian and GOP. It’s the ‘forgotten borough’ of NYC, so different than the others.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 5:38:30 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: YankeeReb

Because the memo went out to say Obama looks presidential.

However, stories like this hurt Obama. His fault. Why ate people eating put of dumpsters?


9 posted on 11/01/2012 5:39:13 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: YankeeReb
why is Husein seemingly scoring political points off this storm

Hellllooo!!!

Who assigns the "points"?

THE SCUM SUCKING LIBERAL PRESS, THAT'S WHO!

So what do you expect?

10 posted on 11/01/2012 5:40:01 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Morgana

NYC to be full of little trailers soon?


11 posted on 11/01/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

Bambi will save you.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 5:40:38 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Morgana

FEMA, FEMA, where for art thou FEMA.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Morgana

Have they airdropped EBT cards yet?


14 posted on 11/01/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

They should call MSNBC. Andrea Mitchell says that the storm victims don’t need no food and water like Romney was going to deliver to them.

I wonder if Andrea and her 1%’er hubby are down there rolling up their sleeves for storm victims.

I can guess they are not.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 5:43:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Morgana

What are they complaining about?

They’re getting a free Springsteen concert / Obama rally.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 5:43:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Morgana

look at the URL

Originally headline was “We’re going to die” Staten island residents plead for help 3 days after Sandy

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/were-going-to-die-staten-island-residents-plead-for-help-3-days-after-sandy/


17 posted on 11/01/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

Mitt Romney was asking and getting donations, but NOOOOO the American Red Cross and the almighty government can do it all. There are many lessons here, but the fault does not lie with people of New York and New Jersey.

Put this at the feet of the EPA, a mountain red tape and dependency. The situation is deteriorating rapidly and Obama isn’t helping with his fancy photo ops and words.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT by madison10 (I love it when a plan comes together ~~God)
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To: InterceptPoint

I’m still waiting for Zero to slap Craig Fugate of FEMA on the back and tell him he’s doing a great job.

Let’s see...millions without power; hospitals being forced to evacuate; essential items in short supply; near-riots at gas stations, and New Yorkers dumpster=diving for food. Yeah, Barry’s got the situation well in hand.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 5:50:37 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: YankeeReb
...why is Husein seemingly scoring political points off this storm

Obama got in for the photo op and out before the shock turned to frustration and anger.

Anyody who has been near a disaster knows the anger and frustration comes after the shock before help has arrived.

For those who haven't experience it don't bad-mouth these people. Regardless of how prepared you are, sometimes the storms leave people without food or shelter that is ...gone with the wind and storm surge.

Sometimes it has NOTHING to do with personal responsibility...like people clinging to trees with their homes washed away!

20 posted on 11/01/2012 5:51:00 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: GeronL

There is no food in the grocery stores. Obama and his teams could not organize their way out of a paper bag. By election day...there will be riots.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 5:51:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Morgana

I notice Shep and Geraldo aren’t screaming this time around.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 5:52:00 PM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: Morgana

Katrina response was way faster. By this time, there were already cruise ships in the river taking aboard refugees, FEMA trucks were arriving with massive shipments of food, helicopters were dropping supplies, thousands of FEMA trailers were in route, Bush ordered gas from the petroleum reserved released, and governor Perry was sending buses from Houston to evacuate people in the Superdome to Texas.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 5:53:30 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Morgana

Where’s your dollar? Sen. Obama voted against Stafford waiver for New Orleans two weeks before speech

http://twitchy.com/2012/10/03/wheres-your-dollar-sen-obama-voted-against-stafford-waiver-for-new-orleans-two-weeks-before-speech/


24 posted on 11/01/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Great job Fugie.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 6:00:42 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Jail to the Chief!!)
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To: Morgana

“We leave nobody behind” - Barack Hussein Obama

Just be glad you are not Americans in Benghazi with Obama watchin’ your six.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 6:00:59 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Morgana

NBC news had video and a big story of people dumpster diving in NYC tonite.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 6:02:46 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obama’s Katrina..of course the media won’t report on this because it makes their messiah look bad..I am waiting for the likes of Kanye West to start saying that Obama doesn’t care about Staten Island


28 posted on 11/01/2012 6:03:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: YankeeReb

Probably because it’s NYC and all the democrats are from the NE.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 6:08:54 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: mylife

Yeah, I’ve never seen such sincerity in a politician before...it rivals that of Obama.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 6:16:40 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: radioone

Well, shep and geraldo are screaming, but not about the souls who were deserted by obama - can’t have that.

No, shep wants to make sure all us dummies realize the hurricane is due to glow bull warming - and he screamed, “keep your politics out of my face.”

And I heard geraldo screaming at Hannity right before Sandy hit land, but I didn’t stick around to hear what that was about.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: penelopesire

After everything that Obama has done they still complain, jeesh.

//sarcasm

“We’re Going To Die” Ungrateful New Yorkers Whine

http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/11/were-going-to-die-ungrateful-new.html


32 posted on 11/01/2012 6:18:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

It’s pretty easy to keep a couple weeks of food and water on hand at all times. You don’t need a bunker. Just be prepared.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 6:19:42 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Morgana
"You're doing a heckuva job, Bammy!"

It's more ironic when you listen to the TODAY'S THE DAY WE LOWER THE SEA LEVELS Video while reading the article.

34 posted on 11/01/2012 6:23:48 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (ObamaCare®. Brought to you by the same compassionate folks who gave you Benghazi.)
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To: Morgana

When the financial system implodes, things are going to get REAL interesting. Lock and load.


35 posted on 11/01/2012 6:48:57 PM PDT by GnL
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To: tomkat

As Moochelle seys “Hail Barack!” How can Americans even tolerate her daring to say that at a rally?!!!


36 posted on 11/01/2012 6:49:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Bush’s fault....


37 posted on 11/01/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: skeeter

Plenty of difference. The lower Ninth flooded because a defective federal flood control structure failed. Those who had prepossessed found their supplies under water, along with their cars. Those who flooded on Staten island did so because they ignored warnings.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 7:04:23 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Morgana

Like Katrina, they had plenty of warning.

Some people just won’t take a hint.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 7:06:03 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

I have to believe that people in Staten Island have winter clothes.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 7:10:45 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: GnL
Yes it will and it will be a h@ll of a lot worse than this. And I am pretty sure we don't have the will to stop it.
41 posted on 11/01/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: popdonnelly

Yeah, I’m kind of confused about the clothes thing too.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Morgana

Good Lord. The dependence on government is awful. It destroys the human spirit, it destroys the family and it is destroying America. This is the heart of liberalism. Where are all the liberal neighbors?


43 posted on 11/01/2012 7:38:17 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Actually, the little b—tard was screwing up traffic in Las Vegas again today.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 7:45:55 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: phockthis

“Appearing presidential” was he?


45 posted on 11/01/2012 7:56:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: gotribe

“It’s pretty easy to keep a couple weeks of food and water on hand at all times. You don’t need a bunker. Just be prepared.”

And if your house is washed away you just swim to it and retrieve the supplies? And where do you store these supplies once you retrieve them? Sometimes I have to check and make sure I’m not on Politico


46 posted on 11/01/2012 8:03:02 PM PDT by Joshua
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To: FlingWingFlyer

probably begging for more money


47 posted on 11/01/2012 8:04:55 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: gotribe
It’s pretty easy to keep a couple weeks of food and water on hand at all times. You don’t need a bunker. Just be prepared.

And when the whole house is washed away I guess the stored food and water goes with it! As you sit there at your keyboard it's really easy to second guess those who are standing in the cold with their whole world washed away. People like you make me ashamed sometimes that I consider myself a conservative. Your comments/attitude is anything but conservative.

I have a stockpile of both food and water but if my house got flooded and/or washed away I'd be SOL wouldn't I. I guess you's say that I didn't plan enough or that I wasn't prepared enough. You're an ass.

48 posted on 11/01/2012 8:28:46 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Morgana

My fellow Italian Americans don’t matter. If they were blacks or liberal Wall Street Jews they would not be ignored. I’m in the Bronx and we too are on our own.


49 posted on 11/01/2012 8:34:56 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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Sometimes I have to check and make sure I’m not on Politico

My thoughts exactly!!! And here I thought FR was a conservative forum.

50 posted on 11/01/2012 8:34:56 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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