Investor from Staten Island helping fellow Sandy victims
John Tabacco details relief effort
- Duration 3:54
- Date Nov 5, 2012
John Tabacco details relief effort
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All right now we have been telling you things are bad -- -- -- not on as they got a food drive going on to try to help folks there.
The fellow leading that food drive effort.
Wall Street to legend in his own mind a kid John tobacco but he loves that violence is a home.
And he's got some disturbing news to share with us as well John good to have you.
Milbank just mean on bench again the word I don't what's going on here and now I gotta tell you I appreciate the -- -- -- -- leading acting.
The entire community is here leading it in the absence of any federal assistance whatsoever.
What's going on John though -- we've always heard this possibility that there are more victims than we know it's that -- because authorities are only now getting.
Says that -- somebody's flooded homes what can you tell us.
You know I can tell you under the shelf but we will working out last night closed at 8 o'clock we set up just push a combo tabled in the street need -- -- -- to most affected areas.
And people have been common nonstop for eighteen hours now my brother Derek you know and his friend Karen.
Along with the world the women have hundreds of volunteers out yet.
This morning would be you're -- stop -- all the people big out.
And we -- -- shy engaging guys scream out that that body in the -- -- everybody jumped on the -- don't start pulling away debris and unfortunately.
Probably reported right now but that was about an -- at -- -- certainly agree more people that the -- the.
On John we're here is that this is the first time.
Rescue workers can get to these homes but there are a lot of these homes -- You know hundreds of them you know this area better that I do -- -- that many homes the dead up to now people haven't been able to get to.
-- look out the failure of most of the that are affected you can get to the people who and they look good the people in the community can get -- and we keep treating these huge convoys of FEMA and -- -- -- insecurity driving body -- coop boards writing being down.
But there's not a single -- ensure weeks.
We are looking at other people affected coming out people there -- the people people in the Blogosphere only -- -- And you've been attorneys almost the question what is the government assistance.
I hate it it's you know -- -- -- that we -- -- time.
There's not a federal HE LP a single person where we are.
So -- Janet evolves -- I was there -- yesterday John and and federal local and state officials are patting each other on the back send a great job they're doing you don't seem to be seen that there.
You -- on the ground that you are looking right on the ocean my was the fact that we got it under control not nearly as bad -- -- the people shall we got out on the streets.
As people are affected help and others and know the federal agencies are driving through this clip boards they have all the -- are with the yellow -- in their flashlights.
And then not doing a shingle saying or writing important look at a scoreboard and know this topic people -- -- -- -- -- that -- -- bit.
John thanks for doing your part my friend John tobacco and Staten islands we only -- -- as a reminder -- as I know you're hearing.
You know throughout much of -- the official talked them.
That did everything is is going well Steve is doing a great job officials are on top of this how many press conferences have you heard.
Where there contending each others saying.
That but they're they're all ahead of this and and responding to this.
But if you go to Staten Island -- see what's happening on the ground and telling it is a huge disconnect there so all we're saying here is that before they start.
Patting themselves on the back they might want to.
Start lifting the load off of these folks -- because they don't hear it they don't see it and I am telling you.
It is a lot worse -- you have been told we'll continue to be on it talks.