Skip to comments.We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy
Posted on 11/01/2012 8:10:25 PM PDT by traumer
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.
Were going to die! Were going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people! Donna Solli told visiting officials. You dont understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. Its 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.
Staten Island resident Mike Abuzzios home is completely gone, with only his floor boards remaining. He, his wife and their two young daughters have been staying with relatives.
My youngest daughter yesterday said, Daddy, I want to go, Abuzzio told ABC News. I told her, Its going to be awhile, hon. She doesnt understand. Shes 6.
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after media made fun of the preppers.....
My BIL’s daughter sent an email from the daycare - said they don’t have any money, no food, and the banks are closed. They are well away from any flooding - just no power.
My wife said “I can’t cry too much for them, they had a week’s notice to get ready for it”.
And my son said “And Dad is ready for the storm 80 years from now”.
But sadly, I imagine at least 10% of people are in similar circumstances without more than a day or two of food - so maybe 1 million people??
The Nat’l Guard better be armed. And what is bad is that regular folks like my BIL will be a drain on the system, when the help is direly needed where houses are gone, flooded, etc.
Keep your hands out waiting for help liberal idiots. This is what happens when you give up your personal responsibility and expect the government to save you. I pray to God that these people learn a lesson quickly and save themselves.
The media ignored the Stafford Act blunders of Blanco and made it Bush’s Fault. Now that Obama has declared that Everything Is Under Control, including superfluous shots in the Situation Room (he has no authority once the Stafford papers are filed), is the media going to show us the pain and suffering like they did for Katrina? They only have five days to keep it quiet, can they manage that?
If State Sponsored Media goofs up this could “influence” the election!
By the 4th day after Katrina, Bush’s people had evacuated over 20,000 people to the stadium. And then within 2 more days, almost 40,000 people had been evacuated out of New Orleans
lil Barry has another day to show he is the MAN that George Bush was... the POTUS the demokrats and press crucified for “not caring”
Most city folk are not prepared for this kind of adversity. But no one is ever prepared to lose absolutely everything.
I am pretty sure its already been posted but...
here is my satire about this stuff:
You know the answer to that one, FRiend.
They only have five days to keep it quiet, can they manage that?
What they will do is trumpet every useless 0bama gesture as the greatest act of human charity since Mother Teresa stapled lepers back together in Calcutta. They've already managed to cast a negative light on Romney collecting food for the Red Cross. If you can smear that, you can smear anything.
Outside Garden variety Solar Lights brought inside at night. Presto Lights.
Maybe they have some, or can purchase some soon. At least they would have lights.
And the Romney campaign collecting items.
” If you can smear that, you can smear anything. “
We’ve got to get past the dedication issue and apply Alinsky tactics.
Were going to freeze! ..... You dont understand.
You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. Its been three days!
Were going to die! Were going to die! Were going to die!
In Florida, we have dealt with the same stuff, downed trees, power poles, lines, flooding, surge, major damage, and destruction, many times over. Each year, we get our hurricane supplies ready...just in case.
The one thing I'd trade...heat/humidity/mosquitoes/no breeze...for cool weather, even cold temps, in the aftermath. You can bundle up or build a campfire, but it's hard to sleep when you're living in a virtual sauna and no way to get cooled off.
Andrea Mitchell, who thought the Valerie Plame/Richard Armitage deal was a massive story, but can't find Benghazi on a map. Or formulate basic questions about this deadly botch. Where do they get these lazy dopes?
Oh but people here are, doncha know. I can't believe the coldhearted comments I'm reading here. Same thing at the ABC website. (The only redeeming thing is that people are seeing through The Won's photo op with Christie. Some are even making the connection to his not really giving a hoot about them to his not giving a hoot about our people at the Libyan embassy.)
If someone has lost everything, i have a ton of sympathy for them. If their power is out and that is all, then I empathize with them—because that is what happened to us in New England a couple of times last year.
It sucks. But it is survivable.
And, for those who are watching from the sidelines, take note. You can survive this. And it doesnt take much to get ready and to help others.
But, these folks live in a world where they look around and hundreds and thousands of telephone poles on the group and ask why the power isn’t on for the game tonight.
And the politicians are just as bad. I cringe when they say, “they should have been prepared.” How exactly are you supposed to be prepared for a complete devastation of your power and communications infrastructure.
They have no clue.
Leadership means telling the common folk to STFU and help, not complain.
This is America, not a third world nation......
Bette Midler's 17th Annual "Hulaween" Party With French Flair
Debra Messing as Marie Antoinette - The "Smash" star's French aristocrat costume came complete with oversized pearls, a giant bustle, and a downright enormous white wig. We'd like to see her eat cake in that!
Call out the WAAAHmbulance.
If you are an adult under 60 years old and in reasonably good health, and can’t make it a day or two without food, you are basically hopeless. I do this all the time when I pick up a few pounds.
OTOH, these people pay for a gold-plated government with those astronomical taxes, and maybe they have high expectations. HA!
definitely not a prepper
“We’re all going to die! We’re all going to die!” - George Constanza
Food & clothing. Just what Mitt was sending out ... to media & MSNBC derision!
As long as the communists are in charge in DC, they will be blaming the victims.
If you provided free housing you could not get me to live in New York City or any major US city
I think I’m more prepared than most, with water, food, batteries. But if a 20 foot wave came through and washed it all away I’d be SOL.
Some people only have one home , no money for hotels, no family to stay with.
It makes preparing easier when your SOL. You just gotta rough it.
I can get on a plane and visit family
but I choose to rough it a bit to have my own place and happier for it.
Anyone that can’t survive 3 days withoug government assitance doesn’t deserve to live!!!
Anyone that can’t survive 3 days without government assitance doesn’t deserve to live!!!
Solli is employed by DOT and serves in the title of Highway Repairer. She is a member of the Union.
On December 9, 2009, DOT received a disciplinary complaint alleging that an on- duty physical assault occurred between Solli and another DOT employee. On December 10, 2009, DOT interviewed a Supervisor Highway Repairer who witnessed the physical altercation. After concluding its investigation, on March 23, 2010, DOT charged both Solli and the other employee involved in the incident. On March 23, 2010, DOT served Solli with charges stating that she engaged in a verbal and physical altercation with, and spoke discourteously to, another employee in violation of DOTs Code of Conduct (Code). In pertinent part, the charges against Solli were as follows:
The Lady who said “we’re Gonna Die... We’ve Got 90 year old People Down Here...” Was screaming that at Chucky Schumer as he wore his FEMA jacket. I loved it! (it was o Nightine)
Ever hear of this thing called a Generator?
My brother lives oceanfront, in a 2nd floor apartment. I haven't heard from him since before the storm hit. He said he was prepared with food, water, batteries, and such ... but no one could prepare for the massive waves that hit.
The Red Cross and FEMA have been invisible. It's a bad sign when Occupy Wall Street and a Sikh group from Queens are doing a better job at distributing hot food than the largest international relief group in the world. Another group brought a truckload of gloves which will be appreciated when the temps dip to almost freezing this weekend.
I don't think it's safe to run a generator inside an apartment ... even if you could get gas. I know in the Rockaways, you can't.
In other parts of the City, where there is power, there is a 10 gallon limit.
Sounds like Bronco Bama hates white people.
Benghazi - Line up the Coffins, make a statement, go to Vegas.
Sandy - Walk around the destruction, make a statement, go to Vegas.
Wherever there is pain and suffering, there is always a trip to Vegas to make Obama feel better.
Maybe they can duct tape pieces of boardwalk railing together and make an exhaust pipe!
Yeah, the irony is they were harassing and heckling Romney for having his sleeves up, actually doing something,loading cans of food onto trucks, and like a parrot “did you really say the government should privatize FEMA”?? or something such, and lo and behold it’s Home Depot, Lowes and business, you know those evil corporations showing up with bottled water and food and clothes.
Meanwhile Obama was “surveying”, nothing more, other than releasing money to Chris Christie, which does ZERO for people that need fuel, food, heat and water, unless he thinks people can eat money and call it cabbage. There’s gas for instance but without power, it can’t be pumped.
AND CNN just reported a nor’easter is scheduled to hit NYC on election day. IN NYC, NJ it won’t matter in terms of NJ and NY are in the tank for zerrhoid, but if Philly is depressed for voter turnout, it could actually impact Pennsylvania, a sudden swing state!
Heck, this woman should understand they’ll be taken care of...all she will have to do is observe that the NYC marathon will start as planned and things will at least seem to be getting back to normal. Chucky Schumer is wearing his FEMA jacket, and the marathon starts right there in Staten Island and with this administration it’s all about appearances, keeping up appearances, NOT substance. If she can just ignore her hunger, not freeze when the 2nd noreaster hits on election day, she’s golden!
I was directing my venom to those who say the power, telephone and cable companies should have a complete plant in their inventories. I used to build cable systems. They want to reconstruct what took years to build in hours.
They are ignorant idiots.
Solli is employed by DOT and serves in the title of Highway Repairer. She is a member of the Union.
maybe her union can refuse non-union help from coming in and protect her from those evil non-union bastards:
“Nonunion Ala. (Electric Utility) crews turned away from Sandy recovery”