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We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy
abc news ^

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.

“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.

Staten Island resident Mike Abuzzio’s 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, ‘It’s going to be awhile, hon.’ She doesn’t understand. She’s 6.”

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1 posted on 11/01/2012 8:10:29 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

after media made fun of the preppers.....


2 posted on 11/01/2012 8:12:15 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

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.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 8:18:27 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: traumer

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.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 8:19:55 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: traumer

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!


5 posted on 11/01/2012 8:21:07 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: traumer

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

Just sayin.

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”


6 posted on 11/01/2012 8:22:45 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: traumer

Most city folk are not prepared for this kind of adversity. But no one is ever prepared to lose absolutely everything.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: traumer

I am pretty sure its already been posted but...

here is my satire about this stuff:

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


8 posted on 11/01/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DBrow
... is the media going to show us the pain and suffering like they did for Katrina?

You know the answer to that one, FRiend.

They only have five days to keep it quiet, can they manage that?

No.

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.

9 posted on 11/01/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 21twelve
Get word to them with this one TIP.

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.

10 posted on 11/01/2012 8:32:12 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: traumer
after media made fun of the preppers.....

And the Romney campaign collecting items.

11 posted on 11/01/2012 8:34:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Billthedrill

” If you can smear that, you can smear anything. “

We’ve got to get past the dedication issue and apply Alinsky tactics.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 8:38:28 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: GeronL

“We’re going to freeze! ..... You don’t understand.
You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”

We’re going to die! We’re going to die! We’re going to die!


13 posted on 11/01/2012 8:39:31 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer
I can feel for the elderly who live alone and don't have family nearby to help them prepare...but those who are young enough to be ready and who had warning...not so much.

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.

14 posted on 11/01/2012 8:42:42 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: traumer
Andrea Mitchell of the MainStream Numbnuts for Barack Corps (MSNBC) criticized Romney for collecting food for New Yorkers.

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?

15 posted on 11/01/2012 8:42:48 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: smokingfrog
Most city folk are not prepared for this kind of adversity. But no one is ever prepared to lose absolutely everything.

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.)

16 posted on 11/01/2012 8:42:48 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 8:46:03 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: 21twelve

“This is America, not a third world nation......
WRONG


18 posted on 11/01/2012 8:47:21 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer
"Let them eat cake!"

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!

19 posted on 11/01/2012 8:49:28 PM PDT by maggief
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To: ConservativeInPA

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!


20 posted on 11/01/2012 8:51:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: traumer

right.

definitely not a prepper


21 posted on 11/01/2012 8:52:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: All

“We’re all going to die! We’re all going to die!” - George Constanza


22 posted on 11/01/2012 9:07:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: traumer
My dad always said..... Nature has a cure for stupidity...
It’s called an early death.....
Maybe Forrest Gump said it best.... Stupid is as stupid does....
23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:07:33 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: traumer

Food & clothing. Just what Mitt was sending out ... to media & MSNBC derision!


24 posted on 11/01/2012 9:10:49 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: traumer
The City and State extort huge amounts of cash from these folks to feed the apparatchiks, then let them whither on the vine when the SHTF.

As long as the communists are in charge in DC, they will be blaming the victims.

25 posted on 11/01/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (NO ONE IN ROMNEYS DIRECT LINE HAS EVER SERVED THE UNITED STATES IN UNIFORM 170 YEARS)
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To: traumer

If you provided free housing you could not get me to live in New York City or any major US city


26 posted on 11/01/2012 9:12:41 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: traumer

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.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 9:13:10 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: 21twelve

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.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 9:13:24 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: traumer

Anyone that can’t survive 3 days withoug government assitance doesn’t deserve to live!!!


29 posted on 11/01/2012 9:19:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: traumer

Anyone that can’t survive 3 days without government assitance doesn’t deserve to live!!!


30 posted on 11/01/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: traumer

Solli is employed by DOT and serves in the title of Highway Repairer. She is a member of the Union.

http://www.ocb-nyc.org/pdf/5%20OCB2d%2031%20(BCB%202012).pdf

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 DOT’s Code of Conduct (“Code”). In pertinent part, the charges against Solli were as follows:


31 posted on 11/01/2012 9:27:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: traumer

Donna Solli

32 posted on 11/01/2012 9:33:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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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)


33 posted on 11/01/2012 9:38:37 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Vermont Lt
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.

Ever hear of this thing called a Generator?

34 posted on 11/01/2012 10:59:07 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: TexasKamaAina
Thank you for understanding ... that's exactly what happened in my hometown. Then the fires came: 110 homes lost in Breezy Point, more than two dozen homes burned in Belle Harbor and several blocks of stores are gone in Rockaway Park. FDNY couldn't get to them thru chest deep water.

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.

Stories Of Heroism Emerge In Belle Harbor

35 posted on 11/01/2012 11:11:04 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: ASouthernGrl
Ever hear of this thing called a Generator?

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.

36 posted on 11/01/2012 11:17:16 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: traumer

Sounds like Bronco Bama hates white people.


37 posted on 11/01/2012 11:49:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Alice in Wonderland
You can use the generator inside the apartment when you are running the charcoal barbecue with the windows closed. For real you would have to run a pipe to the roof and it would have to be a sealed exhaust system or you would die.
38 posted on 11/02/2012 12:34:14 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: traumer
Obama is like Pavlov's Dog.

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.

39 posted on 11/02/2012 12:45:42 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: Domangart

Maybe they can duct tape pieces of boardwalk railing together and make an exhaust pipe!

40 posted on 11/02/2012 12:47:43 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Billthedrill

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!


41 posted on 11/02/2012 3:44:19 AM PDT by tpanther (Science was, is and will forever be a small subset of God's creation.)
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To: kcvl

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!


42 posted on 11/02/2012 3:58:46 AM PDT by tpanther (Science was, is and will forever be a small subset of God's creation.)
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To: ASouthernGrl

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.


43 posted on 11/02/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: tpanther

Solli is employed by DOT and serves in the title of Highway Repairer. She is a member of the Union.

http://www.ocb-nyc.org/pdf/5%20OCB2d%2031%20(BCB%202012).pdf


44 posted on 11/02/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

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”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953626/posts


45 posted on 11/02/2012 12:06:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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