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Scope of Sandy's Devastation Widens, Death Toll Spirals (Nearing 100)
Reuters ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Edith Honan

Posted on 11/01/2012 10:27:22 PM PDT by kristinn

From New York City's Staten Island to the popular beach towns of the Jersey Shore, rescuers and officials on Friday faced growing evidence of widespread destruction wrought by superstorm Sandy, mounting anger over delayed relief and a rising death toll.

The total killed in one of the biggest storms to hit the United States jumped by a third on Thursday alone, to 98. In New York City, 40 people have been found dead, half of them in Staten Island, which was overrun by a wall of water on Monday.

Among the dead in Staten Island were two brothers, aged 2 and 4, who were swept from their mother's arms after her car stalled in rising flood waters. Their bodies were found near each other in a marshy area on Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator Richard Serino planned to visit Staten Island on Friday amid angry claims by some survivors that the borough had been ignored.

Scenes of angry storm victims could complicate matters for politicians, from President Barack Obama just four days before the general election, to governors and mayors in the most heavily populated region in the United States. Obama visited New Jersey on Wednesday and has received praise for his handling of Sandy.

"They forgot about us," said Theresa Connor, 42, describing her Staten Island neighborhood as having been "annihilated." "And (Mayor Michael) Bloomberg said New York is fine. The marathon is on!"

Fury has been escalating throughout New York at Bloomberg's decision to proceed with the world's largest marathon on Sunday, vowing the event - which attracts more than 40,000 runners - would not divert any resources storm victims.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hurricanesandy
Prayers up...
1 posted on 11/01/2012 10:27:34 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Anger over delayed relief??? What the heck???

The liberals have been praising Obama and his strong response to this disaster. They have been making comparisons with Bush and Katrina.

You mean that there are problems out there? Really?? With Obama in charge???????

I’m shocked, just shocked................


2 posted on 11/01/2012 10:34:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

So are Bloomie and Chris Christie

“did I just really tie my ass to this wagon?”

Yes, indeedie doo you did! Buh Bye.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 10:41:53 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Exactly. Typical liberal bs. As long as you have a photo op and say everything is great then it is right? Forget that people are still waiting for relief.
4 posted on 11/01/2012 10:42:36 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: kristinn

The MSM has offered self-indulgent coverage of its own reporters’ childhood stomping grounds, and repetitive photos of the same scenes, the rooftop crane and the trashed roller coaster. You’d think one of the networks, or maybe The Red Cross or FEMA might have thought to check Staten Island before today. Haven’t heard much from MSM on other hard hit states, not even much on CT.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 10:50:09 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: kristinn

I thought Obama did such a presidential job in New Jersey and New York. you mean there are still people starving without power without shelter?


6 posted on 11/01/2012 10:54:05 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: acapesket

great post


7 posted on 11/01/2012 10:55:32 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: kristinn

I’d bet they would like an Alabama power crew to help. Oh, wait, they’re non-union. Never mind.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 11:00:27 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: kristinn

Bookmark for later anti-lefty use.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 11:12:58 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: kristinn
Among the dead in Staten Island were two brothers, aged 2 and 4, who were swept from their mother's arms after her car stalled in rising flood waters. Their bodies were found near each other in a marshy area on Thursday.

So sad!

10 posted on 11/01/2012 11:25:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: kristinn
Staten Island is very conservative.
11 posted on 11/01/2012 11:27:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ntnychik
... You’d think one of the networks, or maybe The Red Cross or FEMA might have thought to check Staten Island before today...

Neither FEMA nor the Red Cross has gotten to the Rockaways ... NYC's forgotten stepchild. 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 groups in the world.

12 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:29 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Spktyr

Yes! It needs to go out on everyone’s Facebook and Twitter:

#Sandy mounting anger over delayed relief and a rising death toll while President @BarackObama campaigns - ow.ly/eXLgo #tcot #news

https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica/status/264280012167999488


13 posted on 11/02/2012 1:22:55 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: kristinn

The MSM will never make Obama look bad on Sandy.

They’re that deep in the tank for him and in this past week, they’ve pulled out all the stops to get him re-elected. They really have no shame.

If hiding the real scale of the Sandy aftermath is needed to do it, well they’re doing it.

Its not going to change the election outcome but you know, they need to make Obama look like he can make it and they will never desert him.

If you don’t like what you see on your TV, shut it off! Its not going to get any better on the final weekend heading into the election.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 1:39:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
If hiding the real scale of the Sandy aftermath is needed to do it, well they’re doing it.

Why not?

They're hiding the disaster in Benghazi.

They're hiding the disastrous employment situation.

They're hiding the disastrously failed 'economic stimulus'.

They're hiding the disastrous nature of 0bamacare.

They're leftists.

They're lying.

It's what leftists do.

15 posted on 11/02/2012 1:51:00 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: tsowellfan

That should play well in Peoria. Not. :P


16 posted on 11/02/2012 2:53:44 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ntnychik

It seems the network ghouls are fascinated by death and devastation when they aren’t hiding Obama’s incompetence from the world.

In the April 2011 Mississippi/Alabama tornado deaths (over 200 in Alabama alone), they all vied for the best on-site devastation videos...


17 posted on 11/02/2012 2:55:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Spktyr

Obama came here for 45 minutes w Christie Creme and we are all supposed to be happy.

Meanwhile cops are stationed at gas stations near me. F Obama bloomie and Christie.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 3:01:24 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: kristinn
These idiot politicians who come from Washington and show up for what is nothing more than a photo-op are morons. Bloomberg did one thing right in this whole mess when he told Obama to stay away because the city couldn't deal with the complications of a presidential visit.

I'll give Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie some credit here. Any time I see them on TV or hear them on the radio, they're giving a press conference that provides important information about the status of the recovery, travel advisories, recommendations for people in certain areas who may be dealing with certain issues, etc.

I give the two New York Senators -- Schumer and Gillibrand -- the award for the most useless demonstration of authority in this crisis. Getting in front of a camera and complaining that the American Red Cross, the National Guard, the United Nations, or anyone else isn't responding quickly or effectively enough ought to disqualify you from holding any public office.

19 posted on 11/02/2012 3:21:44 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Going ahead with the race cancels out the one good thing of telling O not to come.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 4:04:52 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: kristinn

The storm caused winter weather in Northern and North Central Ohio on Tuesday morning, which contributed to the auto accident I was involved in, totalling my car. The roads would not have been icy except for the storm. I’m not getting any aid. My insurance is taking care of the vehicle issues, and I’m dealing with the physical issues. It’s life. Really tired of all the whining from people who think that life should just be all sunshine, roses, and lollipops, and when things get a little tough, they demand immediate action, as though someone could just snap their fingers and make everything alright, instantly.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 4:24:43 AM PDT by nobdysfool (If the government was in charge of the Sahara, there would be a shortage of sand....)
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To: ArrogantBustard

.....And come Tuesday, it WILL come back to bite them when it is offical that we have a “President-Elect Mitt Romney.”


22 posted on 11/02/2012 4:36:55 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

MSM suffered premature Obamagasms over Obamugabe’s showy response to Sandy.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 4:51:03 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Jail to the Chief!!)
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To: kristinn

Didn’t only around 8 die in Katrina? Guess Bush wasn’t so bad after all?

Pray for America


24 posted on 11/02/2012 6:57:15 AM PDT by bray (Nov 6, tell Obama to Stand Down!)
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To: bray
Katrina deaths are counted as between 1,400 to 1,800 BUT, there are still numbers that were never found. Some estimates are as high as 4,000 total.
25 posted on 11/02/2012 9:31:17 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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