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Tempers flare in NJ city
where thousands stranded

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/31/2012 3:24:48 PM

Hoboken, N.J. -Tempers are flaring in Hoboken, N.J., as residents complain officials in the flooded city on the Hudson River have been slow to get out food and water to the stranded. At the National Guard staging area in front of City Hall, a man screamed at emergency officials. He says he blew up an air mattress to float over to City Hall to see why no supplies were getting out. He says he lives just blocks away and was expecting the city to at least get out food and water. National Guard troops are now delivering meals and other supplies and evacuating residents.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/31/2012 3:29:51 PM     (No. 8977367)

Tempers are flaring within 48 hours of the storm. Imagine what it will be like after a week.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 10/31/2012 3:33:06 PM     (No. 8977381)

Hey fella - how about a little bit of planning. It's not as though the hurricane snunk up on you. Here in VA I watch the news and stock up on enough water and food for two weeks every time a hurricane comes along.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 10/31/2012 3:37:23 PM     (No. 8977397)

I guess they haven't heard from Christie how great a job Obama is doing for New Jersey. Maybe Christie ought to start worrying about these other areas instead of grandstanding with Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/31/2012 3:43:16 PM     (No. 8977417)

Anyone still think that 0bama is going to gain from the hurricane? No way people are going to be satisfied with efforts by Tuesday from any government. State governments will just be beginning to roll efforts by then and the feds are much slower.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KingBubo, 10/31/2012 3:45:02 PM     (No. 8977423)

There is only so much anyone can do.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KingBubo, 10/31/2012 3:47:31 PM     (No. 8977429)

So the guy can float to city hall on an air mattress...to see where his free supplies were? How do people expect miricals from the government>

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Donna M, 10/31/2012 3:58:23 PM     (No. 8977446)

Take this with a pound of salt, folks. It's AP and a few stupid remarks make a good headline. Please note that the NJ National Guard is ALREADY there, so the local government was planful.

People who live in Hoboken, many of them young, don't think of it as low-lying or a river town. It typically does not flood out except in really low areas. There are always going to be some who never take advisories seriously and/or as an opportunity to party. I know people who live there and took appropriate precautions. We should sympathize with the old and disabled who figured on riding it out as they had in the past, but not with those who 1) won't help their neighbors, 2) didn't lay in supplies and 3) don't have the patience to wait their turn.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Phosphene, 10/31/2012 4:00:29 PM     (No. 8977450)

∅bama don't care 'bout liberal 20-somethings?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/31/2012 4:14:38 PM     (No. 8977482)

How many DAYS advance did they have?

It's called self-sufficiency, Jersey-ites. Look it up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/31/2012 4:15:03 PM     (No. 8977484)

A bunch of NJ lightweights, they would never survive on the Gulf Coast. Let's hope they are realizing what stupid decision it was to not listen when Christie told them to get outta Dodge while they could. I have no sympathy for blantant stupidity.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: erv, 10/31/2012 4:16:21 PM     (No. 8977488)

What? The government is not taking care of them? Whow would have thought that one should not depend upon the government for your basic needs?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pensom2, 10/31/2012 4:19:23 PM     (No. 8977500)

I despise the mentality of these people. What ever happened to self-reliance? The government is supposed to be doing what only it can do--build roads and bridges, maintain public order, and defend the nation against enemies foreign and domestic. If there's a hurricane forecast, even old folks should be able to stock up on 3-4 days of water and food. Yikes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oriton, 10/31/2012 4:27:46 PM     (No. 8977520)

I was in an ice storm in Raleigh, NC back in 2002. There were downed power lines, trees in roadways, and ice everywhere. We didn't have power for days and a lot of the stores didn't have power. No calvary came for us, we weren't looking for one, and I don't recall any FEMA talk either. We called the power company and they gave us an estimate of when we might expect power and we made decisions on what to do based on that. It's hard to plan for an ice storm, so we made do with what we had and when it was over, life went back to normal.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 10/31/2012 4:29:46 PM     (No. 8977526)

Jess git on yo free Obama phone and call him. One of Obama's lame pronoucments was that "all you needs to do, is call him for help". I have no doubt he'll be right over to take care of you.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 10/31/2012 4:42:23 PM     (No. 8977562)

Didn't this guy know he's supposed to go to the FEMA website?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 10/31/2012 4:53:31 PM     (No. 8977615)

For those who thought that this would be a positive for obama - watch! It will only get worse. Twos things are distressing: 1) the media will ignore the bad and 2) I would not put it past the coward to try to extend the voting - especially once its learned how far behind he is.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/31/2012 5:27:47 PM     (No. 8977707)

What are the demographics of Hoboken? Sounds like Entitlement City.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Screwgun, 10/31/2012 5:51:41 PM     (No. 8977784)

It's Bush's fault.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kennerboy, 10/31/2012 6:04:37 PM     (No. 8977812)

Why do they live in a flood zone? Are they going to rebuild it?

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