Pres. Obama Visiting NY Areas Hit by Sandy
- Duration 2:01
- Date Nov 15, 2012
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What will the president be able to see.
But take a look at a right now Greg it is such a scene of devastation and destruction a landscape where -- this house is typical.
I just boarded up abandoned -- house behind it was moved by the force of the water look at those cars.
They were just completely moved when the water cascaded from the -- onto the street is Staten Island offense smashing through the front windshield of that van.
People here are desperate they say they they don't have a lot of hope they think that the insurance money will never be able to repair our lives completely open revealing what.
But one thing if they don't have electricity still more than two weeks.
After the devastation and take a look at this we saw how's that actually was ripped off its -- it's in the middle.
Of this straight.
And sadly tragically there a makeshift memorials around this neighborhood this one is to a man named Jimmy Rossi of the sign on the door says -- love you Jimmy.
He was 85 years old he will this -- to a higher ground but came back to his house was not able to escape his body was found in the backyard.
He apparently tried to leave it is 85 pound a Bulldog named -- Half the victims.
51 victims in this area had died right here -- that -- right.
-- there are signs.
I suppose -- things getting better there tell us about that.
-- there are that the hospitals for example about -- medical center remains closed today.
But on Monday we'll begin to see -- patients and why you -- on medical center was evacuated they're trying to get back up to speed.
There are so they're hoping for the hospitals we talk with -- believes he's president of the New York hospital system it told us they had never seen anything like -- At Bellevue.
We had a mini tsunami.
Come off the East River and enter through the loading dock of the basement.
With so much force that is ripped through a lot of the systems down there.
But the hospitals won't be fully back until February right.