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-- -- thousands their remain without power without heat hundreds of Long Island residents converged on the Long Island power authority's offices this weekend.
Venting their frustrations over recovery efforts in the aftermath of super storms sandy.
Protesters say they are being stonewalled by the power company.
-- in equipment is live in Oceanside New York with one -- and glad to rip up his entire electrical system and I'm sure he's not alone.
In this community in Oceanside.
Says that they feel a little bit forgotten because the community and it just just next door.
Long Beach it has a mangled up boardwalk and they got and got the brunt of the storm but made is it bad here.
As well and so we wanted to make sure we could talk to Mike Hirsch our.
Mike you wash your entire electrical systems that you obviously have no way to even get the lights turned.
Back hot right -- life -- have the problem early but once they get the power running we have to finish up the electrician -- the home.
Because the water went up here to my ceiling that sixty.
I stayed until it got about my chin so that the oil tanker to suddenly turned over luckily didn't reach -- -- -- -- the next level.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You're right here the water's coming up to your head and your little boy Matt your eight year old is stand up -- doing what.
They were pretty -- but I mean.
Everything I'm saying you don't come -- me are we gonna die type of things the water exploded through all elements of the house the windows the typing.
And I would tell you that up to where we are -- probably a forty fortified.
Wow what how frustrating is it for UN -- reporting these numbers from the power companies and they're still tens of thousands of residents just like you who are not included in those numbers.
Because your electrical system is so waterlogged that they came get to -- Right I mean we even when they get everything up and running there's been such a run on the electrical supplies because so much of the -- area was under water.
The Lowe's home Depot's ran out the supply companies -- out so our guys could even start.
Until last Wednesday or Thursday because orders had to come in.
And now we're racing to get them up with everything.
You know with all the circuits -- not flip the power on and then if from what can I get someone over here to come and replace the boilers the hot water heaters.
Because even if the powers -- -- can he.
My house and really it's a race against the clock because school is starting on Tuesday and real quickly tell us where you've been saying we've been staying with some friends in -- senator I think they lost power for two days.
And it's less than a mile away so they're living in a normal suburbia life.
And here it's a complete disaster area.
Well good luck to you and your failing -- -- -- right.
That -- bad.
Hey he was stopped it and not get it -- and stayed in -- I think he's a little bit camera -- that there are a lot of them so many the other kids in this area -- -- well.
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