Where is the Hurricane Sandy aid for Staten Island?
Borough residents speak out
- Duration 8:00
- Date Dec 4, 2012
Borough residents speak out
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Have you seen this Colin a town -- -- Monday after sandy -- -- The victims.
Had to get out.
Yeah this -- your company and you.
I need to -- yeah.
Well I dust and mold that he's telling me to avoiding.
We are nice -- now I'm gone -- -- the FEMA I've gone city XVOK Carol.
Put Christmas tree up when the whole thing got to celebrate than -- -- I have no electric and I have no -- I don't.
The house for dinner shedding pounds and -- didn't expect it's -- delivered.
I want people imagine we'll people with a metal.
And we've -- a big bank doing no -- still they keep going around in a circle.
Clinical denied the news good -- -- what you call ma will still cannot get there.
-- -- And now it's out of control today that few minutes still over a team -- welcome everybody I'm Neil Cavuto down but definitely -- out -- today speaking out.
Victims of super storms sandy still without -- Still without water stills.
Without homes now giving Steve -- updates souls who planned and otherwise.
Well it's pervasive in town hall meeting and -- fed up with politicians patting themselves on the back as well.
Now demanding answers among the -- Carlsberg.
At that meeting last night she says politicians have no idea what's going on on the ground.
On the phone -- yet -- -- he was at that hearing by the way we did invite ahead of Steve it and come on.
He declined but.
All right -- you're there it's not like you got rowdy and it sounded like it got angry.
Tests today and went -- In the beginning it started out a panel of individuals representing each of the agencies so department of buildings scheme.
Our president mile an ally as well and they just discuss what they're doing -- what we could do.
Further and they also say that they were there that evening.
So that if we still had questions you can go there and ask questions in the cafeteria how many -- -- I would say a thousand I was actually closed out of the auditorium but I mean literally like a spillover area right there was young and also people weren't allowed inside the building.
And it looks like the folks who wanted to coordinate this got more than say there's very big bargain for what happened.
So we are really hurts or are we here that we don't know what to do we lost everything we are homeless that and that had been there is no hope we did not -- -- -- -- no warm.
And as vital as we get our vote the politician didn't know what just eight.
And they were trying to shut everybody you know it shut everyone to -- out you know I know we -- questions we excellent question.
And what he has -- there's.
But a lot of the question David seem pretty basic like -- when for example.
You don't know what would support becoming yen for those who were renting places.
For extended period of time -- need it.
Answers that should be readily available at this stage in the game no one else was gone.
-- A lot of space it's got an obvious question legality you know we open a site to all the people in the community and be trying to -- that -- I don't know you know which -- a total of the people and distribute it turned out and he won -- Chavez down what -- -- And -- a lot of homeless people they know unable to believe -- and we don't know what to build.
And the city is not doing anything about it we will wait for the people of the community they are cheating everybody -- and how we are helping everybody.
That's what's so obvious there's pressure that we don't know what to -- But we target of the community and that's we are here.
You know -- then they discovered a host of other problems right have been.
He didn't remove the -- from your homes there's mold growing so.
They're real hazardous.
Conditions there offer health.
How vulnerable are you I mean where do you stand has your home or how is it now.
-- well I waited thirty days from I just -- -- -- just yesterday however I was not enough to say I I can't leave the walls up I can't you know it.
Put in my house -- that didn't exist people are wet you know because they already have sewage -- your house we're looking at now so.
What is it considered -- used -- can you can't live and I am I yellow tab guy down.
Yeah there's no electricity.
Or eliminate electricity and let me say heat hot water as well as a -- -- me.
Yellow means that it's restricting use so that the -- Whether they they can do something to address the yellow tagged.
And and and make it permanent little bit.
That's my responsibility.
On me last night I went to the town meeting knowing that I was gonna walk out with the same information I was walking with however if something needs to be a part of the community which is in supporting me throughout this phone tire disaster for the last month.
I am not -- -- you know I signed up for -- repairs which is the the program where the city is working with FEMA so that we can rapidly get back into those.
However I was a -- -- I still haven't -- follow up votes to -- repairs done.
-- -- -- It -- you -- in the same boat you're ready to tell us about what you're going to her.
Clinton fumbled but we are really heard my -- is.
I believe -- -- -- -- -- all.
And it has to be vocal -- I -- that the other Republicans we have that that air pollution eight to amend it's we could -- love to be here.
And I had to be hospitalized three nights ago.
-- -- compared to people who looked at because of -- I don't know what you're doing Saturday and nobody I am a major aspect of the commission over well last night.
And at a police ignored areas particularly in -- which is not.
I look at my -- I cannot even speak.
Heather I'm done I'm hearing you and any men and I've heard from others and -- several others.
Who are saying much is influenced incidents like last night in -- to it's.
-- -- It did it did and it that they were no answer is clearly and the -- present themselves and I don't have the answers you know tell lying what you why can't the media.
-- can't -- friends is a terrible question.
And exactly and you know as it was an environment for people to express -- -- -- -- -- questions came -- however -- -- -- -- expression and you can and you could hear the anger frustration -- -- hurt.
There -- a lot of tears.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Again we bring this it's engineer not to take it out of context but -- a no more than a month after sandy a lot of people have forgotten -- and well I guess are over that life goes on.
We just want to remind you as we did -- and officials were.
Patting each other on the back for great job they were doing we knew the reality on the ground because we're so familiar with this -- ourselves.
Friends and family where there and it's just not what you're being told nine -- generally this is left out of the mainstream media but I got a tad bit.
-- it is and what you've been told so what do you think this crisis has passed some like this hunky dory.
These -- many of them of already faced a Thanksgiving from hell.
Are now looking at the same thing for Christmas.
I think they deserve better and I think our government is it is gonna step up to the role of doing more.