Is New York City getting the disaster relief it needs?
Rep. Peter King sounds off
- Duration 3:52
- Date Nov 4, 2012
Rep. Peter King sounds off
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-- for hundreds of thousands of people that remain without power on Long Island New York last night in fact one point two million.
In New York over the night last night six days now since sandy -- these shows working on a week at the moment.
Folks in the close knit town of Long Beach coming to grips with the vast destruction from -- But with the likes of the storm they have never seen in their lives.
So scary and the that there about -- Mortality.
And -- and it is that a statement.
Indeed it was congressman Peter King this district as Long Island hardest hit by Sandia -- good morning to -- Wanna go you sent us a few pictures and put them on the screen here folks -- I mean literally taking the lives out of their homes and and tossing it on the curb side because it's no good anymore now what are you seeing what do you find when you need.
Goes out to be devastating reminds you to see -- you -- -- the World War II of the interest and just solid middle class communities devastated -- -- applaud.
Houses -- in -- kill me to house about 45 down where Brian can we were blown up it's gone there's nothing there anymore.
But -- you do -- against people like or where they're positioned throughout history walls are missing from the house.
That he is all over 4000 people still out of power -- Brian and I still without power that we can survive but I'm.
I'm what we're concerned about senior citizens who really to another strong physical health young kids especially kids -- bronchial conditions are possible pneumonia.
And there's no room.
Did given when the -- gonna come back a lot of gas lines running a half mile mile long.
So it's it's a devastating situation having said that the spirit of the people was phenomenal I have not heard one person yet.
Who -- complaining.
They all wanna fight back and they again very supportive of -- drug but it is a real remind.
Of how vulnerable we are and also.
How it's important everyone works together to try to get through this no one's a group was simply along I'll I can tell you that what is -- what is it and together and they notified value.
I tell you just a fly in from Ohio late last night you can see the power back on in Manhattan and parts of queens and Brooklyn.
But but the -- the southern edge of Long Island toward the Atlantic side you have that district that you cover and you represents.
It was dark -- night down there.
And that there regenerate later generator lights on -- about every 300 yards you could see right and there were a police sirens on various street corners.
And I gotta tell you it just looked on a cold chilly night in northeast a place where you just do not want to be.
Now -- very -- last night in fact it the last time for the coldest night we've had and now the talk about on Wednesday a possible no -- coming through.
But I was in Long Beach yesterday I was the secretary and polyps -- -- -- thanks for coming in we were walking down the street and it was about permitted to report she realized we were on the street and at the beach all of the -- from the ocean but just overwhelm the city.
And -- you go to other places like as south mess of pequot -- hers there's hundreds and hundreds of homes are gone.
There's one person went to his house from the fun of it I thought boy this guy's lucky enough to have into the house you open the door and there's nothing behind it.
It's just through -- right -- into the ocean -- got sort of really is a again it's a drastic situation.
And even know unlike.
-- Katrina we could see the flooding.
Part of it now as you can see the devastation of the homes but you can't tell as you said and it's -- flying over at -- that was almost a half million people -- without.
And how that part of the country is so densely populated to a notice that we brought John because we don't wanna.
Forget about the folks out there and make sure the -- keeps going out because you need to help and Peter King thank you were.
For touching base with you every day this week and river on how we get jealous mistress they -- go to you very much that Peter King here.