Growing frustration nearly a week after superstorm Sandy
Staten Island resident sounds off
- Duration 5:46
- Date Nov 4, 2012
Staten Island resident sounds off
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I hope it's 48 hours our way to forget now we have Panetta has gone and I hope we -- -- actually get -- does not hold everything I have no more gas in the car.
-- hope and if so why can't.
Which means -- -- a good start.
There's only two things we're worried about was the cold and the looters -- in the same position as everybody else and that is unless someone named Otis Thomas but these folks these.
-- regular Americans who had homes and lives and you know.
Busy days a week ago and now they're out there -- you need to see the -- coming in the cold they have no place to go out.
We're going -- the campaign trail for a moment as a growing sense of frustration is developing.
Nearly a week after super storms to sandy blew through.
Especially in the hard hit area of Staten Island New York the pictures that came in from Staten Island late this week -- just heartbreaking.
The Borough just ravaged by the floods with folks they're losing everything.
And some of the -- now blasting the release efforts calling them virtually nonexistent.
Bob Ziegler says his whole neighborhood is gone homes covered with water all the way up to the roof -- And he says he watched in horror as the woman across the street drowned inside her own home.
Despite -- best efforts to reach her in time he joins us now by phone.
Bob welcome to you what a horrific story can you just.
Just so we fully understand how how did that happened into the waters just come in that quickly.
Well I -- I was spitting -- -- At the bottom of weight and I've actually.
Had a goal to tie up my driveway to what are we actually.
So fortunately I have -- sort of -- Like an extensive sort of -- By that time was over to -- -- Which in a matter of time in which the issue estimate that almost don't submerged.
And the -- sort of coming to their -- You know we heard some -- about the -- -- -- went about their status.
And trust bush street.
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And next statement summed it certainly looks good resources.
Gamble and street -- restriction in water actually -- We've got to -- to know an oval or street triggered -- -- But it was to make the -- was or who.
And that should average about sort of -- -- -- back in the window.
So we understand -- -- Edit -- I mean spirited recruit to -- -- don't able.
It's just -- And we could see that from the pictures that are coming in and it looks like something out of a horror movie that talk to us about what relief if any.
You've seen -- come through Staten Island who who if anyone has shown up to help.
Both spiritually devastating injury patient base but he called me yesterday.
XP -- ordinary British.
Nobody -- certain history.
But on policy remarkable to honestly don't insurance company homeowners.
-- it was when they can both.
They -- -- -- and of course it's just it's a British certainly understandable.
So you know it is sad situation this but it would be my spirit the -- -- -- futures which are scary but we don't know what's -- -- rumors that the minute you are -- -- old neighborhood.
-- it was a that are -- we have we have children.
You know who knows what they're a bill which it will just take some risks but it would have been -- -- source you know.
What are your thoughts on on the politics of this you know we within the president has said he's got a fifteen minute rule where he wants everyone to get return phone calls within fifteen minutes.
Mayor Bloomberg says he's doing everything humanly possible to get relief.
To where it's needed -- -- the Borough president of Staten Island I'm glad I believe it is a Democrat is not happy but where do you stand on the.
So many issues politics.
Just diminish all what minority candidates who -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- These -- very short -- the politicians don't.
In Europe is just spirit.
But don't replace years of politics.
It was like -- -- Where do you go from here Bob Murray sees pictures and the -- a bulldozing a neighborhood I mean.
We went deep can you get through many insurance company I mean what how do you even start rebuilding.
Actually I don't know are we -- don't we heard rumors that -- at least slow around.
But we're about to collect but it -- I don't retouched my -- go back and pose a real sport that weren't touched.
And -- ignore what persist China's social -- which.
So must be dramatic to a stretcher and -- most -- -- strong.
And it's bound.
To combat rule which is what -- post Christmas almost.
Everything -- -- under orders but it's -- it's you.
Don't I don't want -- to us anymore it's just contaminated.
They don't at least -- at -- -- also.
You know it's not just reached so -- -- -- And redemption that we need help we don't.
These aren't these aren't you know it for the most for these are folks who have these you know.
Several million dollar homes -- regular people who don't have a huge.
Not a Dell in the bank to to step in by a second house in second furnishings and set second clothing.
And this fellow Americans need to help because fellow Americans need to reach -- help Bob unless you we're gonna do our best.
Thank you very much.
But I percent of total hours and -- speak to pretty much but it would they don't want Apple's French and be somebody's.
Not to --