Hurricane Sandy and the presidential race
Talking Points 10/30
- Duration 2:49
- Date Oct 30, 2012
Talking Points 10/30
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Hi Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us and -- hurricane sandy in the presidential race that is a subject of this evening's talking points memo I'm sorry I missed you guys last night but I was.
Transported back in time to 1850.
After hurricane sandy had Long Island New York.
Actually storm didn't exactly hit us it made landfall just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey about a hundred miles way.
With the winds off the ocean was so intense that they killed eighteen people here in New York City and at least forty over all.
The destruction was immediate trees and power lines collapsed Hudson River overflowed into the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
Coastal communities were swamped Atlantic City the gambling Mecca underwater.
In many places.
And the machines that we use it depend on collapsed.
All over the region.
Cell phone service got land line got cable TV out.
Power to your house nonexistent many places that means darkness and candles and whining children.
This was like back in 1850.
When it got dark it got dark.
It was no electricity.
But today Americans are so dependent on the machines.
That this kind of -- can be devastating in fact the power company's estimate.
It could take up to ten.
To get full power restored in northeast.
You can -- terrorists all over the world I jotted that down in their notebooks.
The sad truth is it America's electrical grid is obsolete.
And we do not have enough money to put it underground.
Where it belongs also.
When there is a disaster like hurricane sandy the fault lines become tied up.
Very -- -- -- get through even for emergency calls so people dot.
The relationship between high tech and our lives.
Is becoming more frightening every week.
We now depend.
Depend on these machines that gas stations could even pump because the electricity was -- Food rotted delicatessen is a grocery stores.
Generators a -- these days but mine didn't work.
Can imagine -- -- I was with data currents.
The good news is that in my town Manhasset.
People rallied as they always do.
Helping their neighbors clear debris and the guys -- the best pizza place in the world -- on all fired up today to feed the folks.
This is why -- live in that -- Because patriots live along side me.
Chances are your towns like that most Americans are good people who help their neighbors in times of need.
And there will be more of those times on the road especially -- America's infrastructure.
Being so -- An estimate.