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After Sandy – Day 3 – People Are Getting Desperate

01 Nov

The challenges our fellow Americans face in New York City, trying to say the least.

My Life in New York

Thursday:

It’s the third day after the wrath of Sandy stormed onto the East Coast and folks are starting to get desperate.

Hundreds of thousands scattered around the five NYC boroughs, shore areas in New Jersey and Connecticut and Long Island are suffering the worst without heat, electricity, running water and, in many cases, shelter. Countless numbers have lost their homes. It’s getting dire for these people because the nights are cold, the food is running out, the fresh water is becoming scarce.

Those who’ve lost their electrical power are losing their ability to communicate with the outside world. Today we watched news coverage from the Gerritsen Beach section of Brooklyn — it’s an enclave of seaside homes, a tight community that’s been cut off from the world. I watched a reporter from Channel 2 interview a woman who was shocked at the magnitude of the storm, shocked about the…

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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Repost

 

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