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-- Carl thanks the aftermath of hurricane sandy now includes the cancellation.
Of the New York City Marathon public outcry over the city's refusal to cancel the race in the wake of the hurricane.
Finally convinced authorities to reverse course and pull the plug late this afternoon.
Correspondent David Lee Miller is live on Staten Island with the breaking developments getting -- -- -- the starting line for the marathon is here in storm ravaged Staten Island.
And many people here are pleased to hear that the race has now been canceled.
A short time ago the office of mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a statement -- it -- and I quote.
-- holding the race would not require diverting -- -- from the recovery effort it is clear that it has become a source of controversy.
Meanwhile the region is still recovering from this storm and the suffering only continues.
People who live in areas devastated by the storm.
Are running out of patience.
Everything's terrible terrible everything's going downhill and.
This is not America -- I don't know whether this millions are still without power especially those who depend on overhead lines for electricity.
I don't have -- thing.
Didn't we have to go out of him -- closed all the clothes I have on -- let big gate continued their declaration that is our.
In hard hit Staten Island residents are trying to dry out and sift through the damage.
22 years from -- -- who.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Many say when help finally arrived he was too little and too.
Late cut Mir awards can take you -- -- and walking to be streets here where the water is just try and pull -- it is on.
I see what is really about haven't heard from -- the Coast Guard.
-- on their worst case scenario started to feature they still digging out bodies but it's just amazing that nothing's been done here.
A father was electrocuted in basement water after moving his family to safety in the -- And two boys aged two and four were drowned when floodwaters swept them away from their mother in their SUV.
Despite efforts to -- you.
Two thirds of gas stations in New York in New Jersey are close.
Those still operating have a long lines of angry motorists -- in some cases stranded drivers.
-- myself you know.
If you drive -- circles Garrett guessing faster plus I'm sitting in line here in the truck.
For about five gallons guests to sit here so I got out and -- at the -- this unbelievable.
But yeah -- -- are allies across the New York City area of mass transit continues to improve the Army Corps of Engineers is helping to remove floodwater.
And -- brought in pumps to assist local officials.
Late this afternoon secretary of Homeland Security toward portions of Staten Island she told residents she wants to make sure that the right resource is are going to be provided.
But folks here say they would like to see less rhetoric and a great deal more action.
Brett and the -- -- Staten Island certainly thank you.
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