Nor'easter slams region already devastated by Sandy
Anna Kooiman reports from Staten Island, New York
- Duration 5:19
- Date Nov 8, 2012
Anna Kooiman reports from Staten Island, New York
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Outlet and a -- joins us now on hard hit Staten Island this morning.
So and a houses nor'easter affected the people there who have already had such a hard time.
My initially it's just -- that all the debris we want -- -- -- them out of the better around but crews are out picking on the seven it literally smells like a -- here this is what -- the nasty -- -- now think that ever smelled and highlight they're hanging out.
These these -- to people around in the neighborhood.
It's just awful these cars say this is just evidence.
Superstar -- -- -- still here now covered in snow cars and got the cars we have boats slammed into homes and then if you take a look over here at this.
But by this American flag is torn and tattered it says Obama FEMA.
Help now the -- certainly have some video of the snow coming down and show you as well hundreds of thousands without power many of them.
Had just had it turned back on in other in the dark.
Once again and over thirteen hundred flights have been canceled as well and I got to tell you this one piece of information also that came out this morning and that's -- New York governor -- Cuomo has hired his emergency management director.
For allegedly diverting -- we're allegedly diverting a crew ran -- storm -- And having them -- street from his very own personal driveway.
Guys -- unbelievable story you know I mean.
The president has said that people would be called back within fifteen minutes -- didn't want any red tape he got a lot of positive credit in the election for how he handled.
Hurricane sandy and of course the local officials are also being put to the test here.
So what are the people in that area saying about how the government is handling all of us.
Angry they feel forgotten particularly on the street there about a half a mile from the water doing now like -- Virginia says he lived here your entire life that you say that there have been people coming and that Army Corps of Engineers putting these signs on folks' homes but you're nervous stated -- the door to -- Correct them partners -- -- they'll have a two year old the two week old.
Diabetic retired correctional -- father.
The only option we have been anybody in this whole neighborhood that -- that put all money idea pockets the -- that -- besides that would what -- and start being temporarily are not allowed to state house they just want you to fix it basically if you have children that I allowed in the house.
If you hit it big advantage of the Covenant House even for a teacher and let alone sleep in doubt they're gonna call children services on you -- -- Blue -- -- -- -- -- house you losing a lifesaving -- lost everything you'll.
Additional help that.
Not telling you to check the Internet -- said they finally beat -- finally got to yesterday -- check the Internet you sit on the Internet.
I don't have anything I mean I can't walk around my cellphone it's useless I got no service -- -- hot -- something immediate truck for my neighborhood.
So we can get on the Internet -- it -- -- I woke up yesterday morning.
I didn't even know -- the president wasn't as an American.
That's not -- to us.
Acceptable unacceptable totally unacceptable my father and people of my block at least five police officer correctional saw this spot the ball could have retired five and all active duty five -- we don't know what a president and we can't fight that we have bad people think.
We have no idea what I -- -- we have no idea with a free food is we have no idea what anybody is we can't contact any building upon any insurance companies not getting any help.
It's just it's unfair it's totally.
An utterly totally feel sorry about that it asked yet and just keep him for 12 I just want to ask you one thing now -- to clarify something if if -- -- can he come back there.
And yet Christopher come on back.
They don't let my he's saying that it is easy that they wanted to leave his house.
And then if -- caught coming back into your own home.
To get supplies that are in your house that you could lose your child is that when he said.
It's our time.
So and so with these signs on the door if they say that your house is unfit to be and let what are the rules and regulations that that they are telling you -- FEMA came by yesterday.
But you know I think in the promised that it even really proud of my -- a guarantee but they said that.
Maybe we can get to a wash or dry and that's really I think W watched -- trial -- dragging using my house but -- -- not ours besides it's not something that -- up from the new York city department of buildings.
And realistically if you don't answer that -- you don't have to comply.
If you don't wanna get to study don't dancing abilities aren't delegate -- people dot of a construction work bill passes I understand what -- it was a I haven't gotten one yet I know what's coming to my house to come take my electricity they didn't take my residence temporarily.
And -- -- put so and I savings my father's life saving my -- like he's back at that house to get back in my family has.
Everything again -- we're gonna -- honest I don't.
I've -- orderly and not just the -- and -- that this whole neighborhood.
These -- yes they need to be repaired doesn't really that's very -- -- -- its own neighborhood we will survive and we will not let your city taken from a.
Chris thank you -- -- -- and that is unbelievable.
I mean that the people who are supposed to be helping these families -- time and that they're gonna get kicked out of their home if they're caught coming back to it.
To pick up supplies yet we're gonna look at all that we're gonna look and -- thank you please do and it Claman great job out there in a very desperate area -- listen that manned space for a lot of people.