Frustrations grow as Sandy victims wait for help
Molly Line reporter from New York
- Duration 3:45
- Date Nov 12, 2012
Molly Line reporter from New York
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Growing frustrations among victims of hurricane sandy a 150000.
Still without any power in new York and New Jersey and emotions to say the least.
Beginning a boil over in Long Island people who suffered without any power for almost two weeks now.
Told by the local utility company get this.
Fill out your forms.
Kinda hard to do without any power.
Molly Line is live on Staten Island one of the hardest hit areas but the -- Mike what's the latest with the Staten Island residents getting help.
You know -- -- using these words frustration exhaustion that is exactly with the residents -- talking about this is -- street where the hardest hit roads.
In Staten Island to conceal a lot of debris still here two weeks later and residents here say they see the big trucks moving debris out all week -- that's one positive note they feel like they're finally -- to get cleaned up but there's a lot of competition to.
They need to find electricians -- need to find new boilers other 141000.
People across Staten Island and have applied for aid from FEMA.
And many of them are still -- You're about that Greg.
You know Molly -- you must be hearing some pretty incredible.
Why stories out there and how folks are are trying to cope.
And and probably first and foremost among that is to try to prepare themselves from the elements that have been pretty severe especially at night.
-- in its cold here these are people that wanna stay with their homes they don't want to leave -- Their their homes alone -- for a lot of reasons for safety reasons and also because they don't have any idea when they're going to be able to get back in for certain.
This was owned by -- Gasparino Hughes lived here for over thirty years.
I like many people did not evacuate during the storm similar to I -- they just didn't expected to get this bad this is the first floor.
The water came all the way up on of the first floor several feet.
This is just the living room to some of the damage -- can see the drywall pulled out the electrical still a lot of work left to be done.
Downstairs the boilers all of those electrical systems have to be replaced so even as the neighborhood is slowly getting power back.
This household won't have it for awhile until things can be rebuilt.
This is Lou Lou has talked of feeling he's talked -- insurance company but a lot of frustration right.
Yes we we don't know what we're gonna get -- when we're gonna get it.
Now what to do in the meantime.
While we're waiting.
And you know you as you mentioned a lot of your neighbors are in the same boat and hearing the same sort of things.
Is that as things have to be replaced -- the -- corroded does -- lines have to be replaced.
Flu systems would we not sure exactly what to give any sort of a time when it all and when things could possibly be back to normal no idea.
In -- what does that feel like it's frustrating.
Frustrating because had no place to live relying on family and friends to help us out I've been staying amounts because.
It's my house and I'm I don't want to leave it.
And your neighbors are in sort of the same sort of position and for miles and miles in all directions people are looking for all the same services the you're looking for -- there's no electric.
-- -- we have -- but we came trinket.
That's it where you go from here I don't know we'll get -- build look at every comeback but we we need help.
-- we need -- soon.
Thank you very much -- he's.
Speaking -- sentiments that much of the neighborhood has talked about this is the sort of damage this is just the beginning you know one small kitchen the entire first floor is like this.
And the situation mirrored in all directions for blocks and blocks -- -- you could really feel and hear the pain and suffering that -- and I suppose everybody out there is enduring right now Molly Line thanks very much for that report that's my masters.