Tensions mount as victims of super storm Sandy lash out
Anna Kooiman reports from Staten Island, New York
- Duration 4:39
- Date Nov 3, 2012
Anna Kooiman reports from Staten Island, New York
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And the -- after the storm those escaping death now pleading with city officials for food water and any help they can get.
To and a -- and announced that -- right now and a.
At -- morning -- and yelling at that you mentioned over a 169.
Deaths at least caused by hurricane sandy in 22 of those.
Right here on Staten Island.
At least and as a police are saying those numbers could be going up as they continue to uncover debris.
And and potentially find more bodies there -- about 300 yards from the coast that are from the water here and and I can tell you that there's pretty much not -- home.
In this neighborhood that has not been completely.
By hurricane -- -- residence they're hoping for food.
And for water and for information now Homeland Security secretary Janet -- -- -- did tour the area yesterday with FEMA promising resource is.
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York promising a hundred million dollars for -- relief for these victims of hurricane sandy and even this morning announcing.
There will be a temporary deployment of of gas -- to try to help with the shortage.
But these residents there they are just absolutely desperate -- I'm joined now by Tony and as though there was a Staten Island resident good morning to morning have you.
-- tell me what it is even -- because you're all fired.
Well that's going on is that -- stuff going on him into it right of the neighbors and that we have no electricity no phones no cell phones.
-- was nobody is we can't get -- his feet probably tried to put online applications that Muslims do not have you didn't go to neighbors.
I need to check the Internet and and you say I don't have a Internet I have and I did they seem to suggest that -- they -- to go to Susan Wagner.
They say to go down by the beach here.
Now I found -- it must be at 9 o'clock this morning another on non now Nevada.
Meanwhile as chasing them around what are you doing I mean -- how much gas do you have in your -- right at my generator is pumping water out of my home.
And other names are trying to help so I have to wait on line at 132 profit of one to maybe get a few gallons if if they're lucky.
I would appreciate if maybe officials have calmed down and -- -- -- tells -- would be tomorrow the next day so that we can get CU.
And how do you feel like the -- has -- from the Red Cross because a couple of days ago they said they try to get ten tracks on the island and they were having a hard time because of the traffic issues.
-- -- felt like their response has been better in the last couple of days yesterday was the first day they came down with some food.
-- and they can I didn't even know that bios is here and he wanted to come get water and food is milking the -- they -- hear and that's the thing is that it's it is having to be word of mouth as much as possible they're saying check to check Twitter as well but many people.
Don't have oh wait it's charged their cellphones even that we can tell you at this week just came out of our producers have me piping hot meals are prepared by our partners southern Baptist.
-- be loaded on Red Cross drugs for Staten Island so you know it and that's the thing is you really are having to rely on old forms of communication aren't you yes.
And my other thing is I do work for the city and Bloomberg say that old mandatory and Lisbon where.
And of course I can't because I have a basement out of as a full letter and so they said that we may not even get paid for a I want to know how do you do this to -- people of the city.
-- I didn't help my husband has -- don't have.
And I need my -- it but I needed day to.
That I have some time -- what we -- in a bank that accumulated and then -- well you may not be able to use it patty do this us this is supposed to be your city.
And at that one more question for you.
Residents and Staten Island in particular have been very upset.
About the New York City Marathon that was going to be going on.
Tomorrow -- can't count how many expletives I've heard regarding that how do you feel about Mayor Bloomberg deciding to cancel it.
-- excellent because these people need to.
Hotels to stay in and to have people -- -- marathon is is pathetic.
He's pathetic well -- initially his reasoning was that you know this has been going on for decades and it really rallies and invigorate to community.
Do you do you think there's something else that they can be done to try to rally the community other than a marathon that you would suggest I would suggest let's get everyone together -- come back here and really help.
That the suspicious come -- here and see how they're living.
Before you go on and worried that -- marathon maybe 23 weeks -- now if possible but not now.
And I would like to say that we know the best hole is about two -- 919 well I can tell you 22 is what we have have on record bet that we can tell you as well.
That Tony and thank you so much for your time good luck to you we can't tell -- -- that a lot of residents have been telling us they think that number.
Is much higher back to you.