Sandy victims still demanding answers a month after storm
Staten Island resident Scott McGrath speaks out
- Duration 8:19
- Date Dec 5, 2012
Staten Island resident Scott McGrath speaks out
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Well I get a job -- lots of back -- today on Capitol Hill as lawmakers held a hearing into the response to hurricane sandy.
I want a shot after -- them they're great partner in this want to commend FEMA administrator Craig food it.
Madam chair I just want to thank you for being such a strong leader on this I can't.
Tell you how much your words of support have mentioned the president could not have appointed a better person to -- the long term recovery and I mean that administered -- gate.
Beat you and your.
People have establish one thing that win that call goes out that that country is there to help their people.
Well but try telling some of that to some of -- victims.
Welcome everybody -- -- -- for Neil Cavuto and these guys might be satisfied.
But try telling that.
To this guy.
-- -- -- -- -- water taking over their house.
What do you do when it's.
I think -- somebody else.
-- -- We need answers.
Ben -- residents got McGrath the guy who just saw that video says no one should be patting themselves on the back at least not yet Scott thanks for joining us -- come to -- from -- -- live shot.
Well we need to tell the audience what's that behind you sir.
This is my house does is -- me and my wife and my -- sleep every night.
We don't have no heat no hot water and no law apply no electric.
We using generators that my neighbor has lent us and we use a portable heated up in the second flawed to keep -- -- night.
-- -- you hear these lawmakers on the hill patting each other on the back and team on the back.
What does that make how does that make you feel.
Aggravated stressed out and more depressed you know they -- -- a phony.
Pat and and showed each other.
While the victims are still suffering here on Staten Island and have the borrows.
Come do -- walk through seeded people.
Come talk to them it's not just me it's just not my favorite it's my -- it's my friends.
That -- the victims of sandy.
Staten Island has become the -- -- -- borrow.
And nobody's help and.
I'm what do what we did Heidi shower Heidi Heidi ED are you even warmer up to sleep it in that house -- thankfully it's been warm.
The last couple of days -- what happens when it's temperature drops.
I don't know me and my -- -- -- -- now.
We've been showing them my neighbor's house across the street we have -- -- about or -- book cook for us.
I mean it's the people of the -- every that have helped the -- to get Red Cross could get.
You know all these held up our agency it was the people that came from -- -- book the United States -- help the people they were FEMA doesn't do credit.
Red Cross don't deserve credit -- -- here now because they all here -- that a fact -- when this all started.
It was -- made these and friend and double borrows another state stepping gift cards to help the people.
It's got eight and they understand you met with threaten you actually met President Obama is that correct after.
A couple of days after the hurricane.
I met a pro President Obama yes I did they have a -- that they'll field.
The mayor's office had picked a few people -- go up there.
And when you got up to the tenth.
They told you don't make believe you're going around shopping for supplies -- when the president came in he would see the victims look at the stuff.
They have to realize.
The victims were not up to every day.
-- -- those supplies people way in the house.
Taken down the -- oh what a pick it up -- war that taking on the sheet rock taken down there wolf.
They would doing stuff in their house stay warm it up there and when I met with the president I told -- that this -- stage that.
The governor just came and the media that's the first time I've seen them on Staten Island.
Or anywhere they don't walk around my block then went to a certain area and -- was -- So you know they -- they will stop them -- men and grow up and say you know what we dropped the ball.
And we messed up and he got the finger Staten Island -- I -- to present straight out I -- do promise to cut debate pay.
He -- what do you mean I told a bump Bank of America that they want to stop my payments.
They told me all -- the program for three months but in three months I'll have to pay.
The three months.
-- my mortgage what is that -- for -- while I have the repair my home.
Get a place to rent.
What is that really doing to me but he said he can't do nothing with the mortgage company but he said that.
Well he could do -- that would be able feel the work for him.
And I told them the middle class kids in the royal finger.
No matter who your target -- widow wanna hear it your insurance company don't wanna hear it if flood insurance so wanna hear it the whole -- Everybody's given the -- to everybody else.
When -- quite a homeowner's insurance they say they don't cover everything went -- and -- wage water.
So all my content in my house -- didn't zero from the flood insurance only -- structural damage.
So they send you what -- or settlement.
But you can't cash -- -- Because -- green tech settlement.
So you have the gold get somebody a check your house out to make sure the insurance companies have been it's.
-- so -- let me just -- -- -- you've met with President Obama within days after the hurricane here we are as it several weeks after that meeting.
In you don't feel anything's happened you don't feel your life is at at least -- being taken care of -- at least thought about from FEMA from.
Schumer in the state from the federal government including Obama is that right.
Absolutely not not already made my neighbors feel the fading.
We all the foot got in -- we -- the foot god and people.
-- we -- of the middle class people.
And we have a working class people that have paid -- taxes.
And -- not given in return because it's always FEMA denied if you need to re re get there if you hop up -- apply for this.
I -- that joke.
You know get a president of the United States.
You got that mighty -- you -- -- the banks.
Bailout the American people that it don't have -- the holidays the president go to way.
For Christmas he's going to -- YE a twenty something days.
Where my got to be where my neighbor is going to be we're not gonna have a place called home -- -- the -- That's the president you've got to do something -- the president you gotta get being without react.
Patel put these trailers.
In -- if they let people have places the -- for the holiday.
You're gonna enjoy the holiday.
I'm gonna be Kia with no -- no electric no plumbing.
Not have -- my kids -- -- what do are gonna do for the holidays you're going to be warm arguably cold maybe get sick.
You know what we have our Bachmann stressed out we've been depressed we have had to try to get it sighting we have all -- Panic attacks and I think it's what we -- noise that somebody breaking -- Paul -- But we don't have enough light and stuff for people goal lead you can't leave because -- -- home people are not legal what they built and they.
Are they have a right to have a -- they've been back in their place with a live.
All right Scott we have leave -- there but.
Will say pressure you you and your fans got McGrath stats that -- -- American people.