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Forgotten by FEMA: Volunteers step up in storm-ravaged NYC borough
fox news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte, Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 11/08/2012 10:58:43 AM PST by tobyhill

Volunteers and disaster victims have taken rescue, recovery and security into their own hands on New York's storm-ravaged borough of Staten Island, where they say FEMA has forgotten them.

Already without power for more than a week in the wake of superstorm Sandy, hard-hit residents of the borough's South Shore braved a nor'easter Wednesday night, many -- perhaps hundreds -- huddling in condemned homes and ignoring orders to evacuate out of fear looters would take what little Mother Nature has left them.

"FEMA packed up everything yesterday and left the area," said MaryLou Wong, whose home in the Midland Beach neighborhood was destroyed. "They haven't come back."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; baitandswitch; bhofema; biggovernment; democrats; fema; femaisajoke; femascandals; halpusbarrackobama; hurricanesandy; obama; obamascandals; sandy; statenisland; wheresobama

1 posted on 11/08/2012 10:58:50 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

What do Bloomberg, Christie, and The Boss think of their boyfriend now?


2 posted on 11/08/2012 11:00:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STPostUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tobyhill

Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 11:00:57 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: tobyhill

How sad. President zero had his photo op and many, many people changed their vote from Romney to zero after his looking presidential during this crisis. What fools!


4 posted on 11/08/2012 11:01:15 AM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: tobyhill

Obama must have ordered FEMA to Stand Down!


5 posted on 11/08/2012 11:02:24 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: tobyhill

You mean big government and high taxes are failing in New York?


6 posted on 11/08/2012 11:03:15 AM PST by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Catsrus
It's unbelievable yet expected. It was Obama’s dog and pony show which is why Chris Matthews thanked Hurricane Sandy.
7 posted on 11/08/2012 11:03:50 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Sorry lady, there’s no more chinese money left.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 11:03:57 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: tobyhill

Blue State - call your government.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 11:05:33 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Staten Island 100.0% Reporting

B. Obama (i) Dem 49.9% 67,524

M. Romney GOP 49.1% 66,420

10 posted on 11/08/2012 11:07:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: tobyhill

Boy the MSM going to jump all over Obama on this! < /sarcasm >


11 posted on 11/08/2012 11:08:16 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: tobyhill

BTW did Whorealdo ever visit Staten Island?


12 posted on 11/08/2012 11:09:33 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I wish Geraldo would do a special where he locks himself in Al Capone's Vault, forever.
13 posted on 11/08/2012 11:12:52 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“Volunteers Step Up”. Here in the rural Midwest this is S.O.P. , not a headline.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 11:13:48 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: tobyhill

It is kinda ironic when liberals starve in the dark.

Big government will fail you every time - yet they keep voting in MORE of it...


15 posted on 11/08/2012 11:16:43 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

Mercy Chefs is there already set up and serving hot meals.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 11:21:22 AM PST by Newfy
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To: tobyhill

Who’da thunk a hurricane would create future Republicans? Self-reliance, even forced self-reliance, builds a conservative character. Any private relief efforts worthwhile?


17 posted on 11/08/2012 11:22:33 AM PST by jagusafr
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To: tobyhill
"FEMA packed up everything yesterday and left the area," said MaryLou Wong, whose home in the Midland Beach neighborhood was destroyed. "They haven't come back."

They don't need the Oboma photo ops anymore. The election is over - SUCKERS!

Besides, Oboma needs the money because he promised to take care of womans crotches. "It's the crotches, stupid."

18 posted on 11/08/2012 11:28:35 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: CrazyIvan

Yup. Volunteers are on the scene and pitching in long before the local or state authorities can mount a meaningful response.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 11:29:11 AM PST by technically right
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To: tobyhill

Battered wives’ syndrome...they’ll pull the lever for a Democrat again and again and again...


20 posted on 11/08/2012 11:30:38 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: tobyhill
Yeah, but there's a silver lining to this story. They're not eating too much salt or sugar.

So, all is well in the Big Apple.

21 posted on 11/08/2012 11:43:07 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: tobyhill

These people had over a week to evacuate or to prepare for the storm. Three days after the storm hit they were standing in debris screaming bloody murder. I have lived on hurricane-prone coastal lands much of my life, and I’m having trouble understanding exactly what turned a storm into a human disaster of epic proportions. If you refuse to evacuate danger zones or make reasonable preparations, you have to endure the consequences. As the old sign said, “A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.”


22 posted on 11/08/2012 11:47:16 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Newfy
Mercy Chefs is there already set up and serving hot meals.

While clinging to their Bibles and guns.

23 posted on 11/08/2012 11:57:53 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Now what does that mean? Sheesh! How petty can you be?


24 posted on 11/08/2012 12:30:58 PM PST by Newfy
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To: knarf

I think Staten Island used to be Republican.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 12:54:54 PM PST by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: tobyhill

We should set up a hunger relief organization that requires the presentation of a voter registration card in the soup line. If the card says Democrat, tell the holder to remove themselves from line and go see a government representqative for food. Feed the republicans only.

The problem with this idea is that the Republican card holders are much less likely to be in a soup line.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 1:05:18 PM PST by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: CrazyIvan

“Volunteers Step Up”. Here in the rural Midwest this is S.O.P. , not a headline.


Exactly!


27 posted on 11/08/2012 1:29:17 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: knarf

And my father was telling me Staten Island is Republican, and I was telling no they are not, it’s NYC, one huge sphincter hole of liberalism. And isn’t it curious about this “gas shortage” here? I grew up in NYC where we’ve had storms just as worse as this, snow storms that shut the city down for weeks, ice storms that froze everything solid, 911, black outs for weeks, and the last “gas shortage” we had was when Jimmy Carter was POTUS. Now they are putting people on gas rationing?


28 posted on 11/08/2012 2:23:08 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: July4

“If you refuse to evacuate danger zones or make reasonable preparations, you have to endure the consequences.”

Most of these people are not in evacuation zones; the zones should have been expanded. This is not a “hurricane-prone” area; a hurricane has not hit NJ since 1903 (and Sandy wasn’t even a hurricane by the time it hit). This was just a horrible timing of events (as far as much of the NY damage is concerned); for NJ it was something at least seen before on a reduced scale.


29 posted on 11/08/2012 2:24:30 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Now they are putting people on gas rationing?”

They have to balance the needs of drivers with the needs of people that will freeze to death without gasoline for generators; it is a temporary solution to an unforeseen problem. Here in NJ (with even/odd days for fueling up - no 10 gallon limit) the gas rationing has reduced the lines considerably (and didn’t apply to people with gas cans).


30 posted on 11/08/2012 2:28:13 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jagusafr

Converts to the GOP? What you been smoking ? These folks are so brainwashed you could load them onto cattle cars to gulags & would still vote for the bastards running the trains to the camps.


31 posted on 11/08/2012 3:53:35 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Nebr FAL owner

“These folks are so brainwashed....”

It’s worse than that...much worse.

IMHO


32 posted on 11/08/2012 4:56:57 PM PST by ripley
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To: skeeter

“BTW did Whorealdo ever visit Staten Island?”

Yes, he was pretending to be under fire from the waves.../s


33 posted on 11/08/2012 5:59:28 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: concerned about politics

Exactly. The ONLY reason Obama toured the area was for good pre-election PR. He doesn’t care about the suffering.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 6:06:56 PM PST by matt04
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To: tobyhill

This was on CBS radio this morning. Now that the election is safely behind them, they can report on the situation in NY. 10 days after the fact.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 5:19:35 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: tobyhill

Amazing how fast the victims dropped off the national medias radar once the election was over. No matter what news channel I turn to on tv, it’s obama, obama, obama.


36 posted on 11/09/2012 6:45:54 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: The Cajun

Boy the MSM going to jump all over Obama on this! <


Pravda couldn’t care less about the victims now and will continue to ignore them.


37 posted on 11/09/2012 6:57:58 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: tobyhill

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the agency is helping, and urged people to go to www.disasterassistance.gov

As of Thursday morning, more than 4,000 people were without power on Staten Island.


Now I may be mistaken, but doesn’t going to an internet website require, hmmm, power?


38 posted on 11/09/2012 7:15:07 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: skeeter

I have so much disdain for this old jackass, I do not understand why he is on Fox but ever since the election I haven’t watched Fox don’t want to see the so many libs that seem to be on Fox now. I think in a couple of years Fox will be no different than any other news station.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 8:48:50 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: tobyhill

bkmk


40 posted on 11/09/2012 10:49:14 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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