Oceanside residents struggle without power
Ainsley Earhardt reports from Oceanside, New York
- Duration 4:11
- Date Nov 11, 2012
Ainsley Earhardt reports from Oceanside, New York
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Follow the destruction left behind by super storm standing and thousands of people still without power here in New York especially out on Long Island.
Still struggle -- -- Ainsley is out there all morning we see now.
-- hey Mike we -- in someone's house it's on that same street where we've been reporting live all morning here on in Oceanside.
And it is a really cold in this house several of the neighbors -- decide just decided Tuesday they are just.
They're suffering through all of us this family that lives here they're staying with relatives in the next or some friends in the next town over.
But they come back during the day to assess the damage to rebuild and clean up a little debt.
And so right now we happen to be here when FEMA shows up because now -- walking through the house he filled out -- form online called FEMA.
FEMA comes out they assess the damage and then they're able to help you can give -- disaster relief money so Michael can -- -- go away for just a second.
And a -- is not allowed to talk on camera because.
You're you're welcome but we do want to talk to you and find out how what what he recommend to the people who are watching if they need assistance they need -- about how to Judea.
Well they would they should father claim immediately online or through the the -- the 800 number home we filed on Sunday.
I'm trying to -- -- that's the Sunday after the hurricane which is five days -- that's because we're so inundated spend the next four days.
Popping sixty -- wore out the basement and demolition.
But you know they've been here within a week which I think given the size of what happened and the surrounding communities here in the tristate area that's that's pretty good.
We've heard lots of praise for FEMA.
-- it -- on the -- your friends that live two doors down said that they brought bags and bags full of pressure is.
Yes I think that on the on the national level.
I've been most impressed on the local level here and bush decided Nassau County town -- -- it's been disaster.
About the electricity a lot of people are complaining they want their electricity back on -- promised in two weeks it's almost been two weeks part of -- towns is starting to get it.
But again you know what I find interest in his every -- -- the political levels treating it like it's a private organization like FedEx.
It's not it's it's a state regulatory agency.
So why weren't they monitoring it you know two years before it's easy to stand up now get brownie points but they had the ability to monitor leap -- like what are we want to -- that's Long Island power authority they handle all of the power for on the majority of Long -- exactly so you know now it's great to grandstand -- point fingers.
But the state has oversight that -- their -- -- pointedly by the governor.
So for a local officials -- and point fingers is hilarious I'm most of -- this plot was just inundated with sanitation.
That was eight Fiat has all the homes regarded.
We get spoiled rotten food from all the refrigerators and freezers that actually lined up and there were two.
I'm scheduled sensation dates -- before people start -- their homes and nothing was picked up.
-- -- -- the children have been out of school for two weeks you're not having played it the running up and down there we got the nor'easter we have homes or piled up the stop wasn't clear before that the governor -- it had to be.
It's been a complete disaster where the kids right now we've been lucky enough very fortunate that.
We've been testing with some friends in -- senator.
My wife's a teacher so the first week she was off and then.
Her school went back in in north.
North the North Shore but she still my employer has been.
Fantastic or from -- Manhattan and they've been great just to give -- -- time so I really appreciate that.
Any idea of when the powers gonna come back on.
There has been no communication I mean even if it was 1950s and someone wanted to drive around with an old station -- with a bullhorn that would be great but -- can't even get that.
With some of your neighbors they walked up about thirty minutes ago and they were talking to me we got them on camera -- was -- back for this interview I guess they decided not to do that but we did record that will show you some of that.
Like 1005 in an action.
But it's it's pretty interesting to hear their perspective they were -- -- one lady in particular so we'll be airing that later on but.
Thanks so much for everything for your.
You know for been doing this interview with us we wish you nothing but the vast Michael appreciate combined to bring attention of -- -- environment that's different back -- might not want to be on camera that came over from New Jersey.
He just got power you were without power for how long.
I was with -- after twelve days and that's nothing compared to you know what they're going through here.
They embraced huge -- best friends for life fan non here's -- that's really cool Greg.
Are right back to you guys in studio that's great hands with thanks thanks so much for bringing us -- -- personal stories in Atlanta to face on what everybody is still experiencing -- newsletter -- the.