Skip to comments.Occupy Sandy: A Movement Moves to Relief Where FEMA Fell Short, Occupy Sandy Was There
Posted on 11/09/2012 10:01:12 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
On Wednesday night, as a fierce northeaster bore down on the weather-beaten Rockaways, the relief groups with a noticeable presence on the battered Queens peninsula were these: the National Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Police and Sanitation Departments and Occupy Sandy, a do-it-yourself outfit recently established by Occupy Wall Street.
This stretch of the coast remained apocalyptic, with buildings burned like Dresden and ragged figures shuffling past the trash heaps. There was still no power, and parking lots were awash with ruined cars. On Wednesday morning, as the winds picked up and FEMA closed its office due to weather, an enclave of Occupiers was huddled in a storefront amid the devastation, handing out supplies and trying to make sure that those bombarded by last months storm stayed safe and warm and dry this time.
Candles? asked a dull-eyed woman arriving at the door.
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” On Wednesday morning, as the winds picked up and FEMA closed its office due to weather,
Due to the election is over and the politicians don’t need them for photo ops.
Stupid name, good action.
Maybe he'll climb the unlit stairwells of 711 Seagirt Blvd and deliver some candles to the elderly, infirmed, and disabled who are trapped on the upper floors.
This might be their finest hour. As one occupier said, “Zuccotti was one of the best trainings in how to mobilize so quickly.”
We should send them rifles.
So they can be safe.
Where are the FEMA trailers for the whites?
And my granddaughters are for hire . . .
Can you imagine if FEMA closed when Bush was president? The Dems would have been screaming what a scandal this was and that their federal government was abandoning all those homeless, hungry, cold people. Of course their media allies would have gone along and the blame would go right to the Oval Office. Then if Bush or any other president said sorry, sometimes things are “not optimal,” it would have lead to his downfall.