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Reeling From the Storm and
Facing a New Danger: the Cold

Reuters, by Michael Schwirtz

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Posted By:FlyRight, 11/4/2012 1:23:35 PM

With many residents left homeless after the devastation from last week’s storm, New York-area officials began focusing on Sunday on another weather-related factor that might make the problems even worse: colder weather that is moving into the region. In New York, 30,000 to 40,000 people, mainly residents of public housing, will have to find new homes, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said at a news conference with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday. Mr. Bloomberg compared it to the situation after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.“I don’t know that anybody has ever taken this number of people

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ebgodard, 11/4/2012 1:34:03 PM     (No. 8987324)

This is OUTRAGEOUS. Katrina was FAR better handled than this. A tragedy and a travesty. Bush didn't go for photo ops like Obama. Yet who is worse off. There should be he%$ to pay. Obama and Bloomberg should be held accountable- but that won't happen. Absolutely no planning and they had 10 days to prepare.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/4/2012 1:37:44 PM     (No. 8987330)

Bet you wish you had the extra NON-UNION help when you but is freezing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/4/2012 1:57:07 PM     (No. 8987375)

The Law of Natural Selection ... We are all born to die, some young, some old.
But in dieing we are born to eternal life, and having accepted Jesus as your personal savior, you will enter his Father's house.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/4/2012 2:23:10 PM     (No. 8987429)

These victims in the bastions of liberalism are now seeing how they can depend upon government when the rubber meets the road. I hope all turns out well for them but "the chickens have come home to roost" perhaps.

While they complain about the devastation that nature has wrought overnight and their misplaced devotion to government for salvation, they support government liberals like the Democrats who destroy the rest of us little by little. Just what devastation has the liberal voters in New Jersey and New York brought upon US through the election and support of Obama. And who will save US if he is elected once again? Huh? Here's praying that their stupidity in voting doesn't extend to their ability to survive in a natural disaster.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: QRP, 11/4/2012 2:23:49 PM     (No. 8987433)

Obama will make sure you are cared for, well maybe if you are in a swing state. A safe state like New York - not so much.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/4/2012 2:35:11 PM     (No. 8987457)

Hurricane Ike cut through parts of the coastal islands around Galveston. There weren't more dead because the people largely followed instructions and evacuated. It boggles my mind that, in such a populated area as Staten Island, they haven't systematically searched to remove dead bodies 6 days after the storm.

A lot more than 30 to 40,000 were provided shelter in the Houston area after Katrina.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/4/2012 2:44:54 PM     (No. 8987483)

Since Obama has relegated the U.S. to second class citizenship on the world stage, has any foreign nation offered to help the east coast residents affected by Hurricane Sandy?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 11/4/2012 2:54:46 PM     (No. 8987511)

So some of the 47% that are the purchased votes, are now not able to help themselve? What did anyone expect? Same thing happened down here in N.O. And note, the ones helping are ordinary volunteer citizens, not the Government!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena, 11/4/2012 3:56:30 PM     (No. 8987634)

They are supposed to help themselves? How? If government has any roles to play, this is one of them. The local governments first, of course. Protecting the health and safety of the citizens is not a Democrat or Republican issue. What's next, should we stop funding police and firemen because people should have had smoke alarms or should have shot an intruder?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/4/2012 5:00:45 PM     (No. 8987773)

The most unfortunate thing is that this was the 1st hurricane that has EVER hit the United States. I mean, how could Obama and Bloomberg have known what would be required since this has never happened before??? And WHO would have ever thought that a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean would actually have salt water??? And who would have expected that it would be cold in November??? And who would have expected unions to turn helpers from other states away unless they agreed to be a part of their union??? Unions have never acted solely on their own behalf. Who would have expected FEMA's response to be entirely inadequate and driven by bureaucratic red tape - especially after brock told them not to??? So please people, cut these poor politicians some slack because they were so unprepared. This has just never happened in our entire history. Now go get some hot chocolate and cookies from the Red Cross.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oldsfc, 11/4/2012 5:55:43 PM     (No. 8987868)

Darwin lives! Since I am a South Florida native, perhaps I have a better view of what a hurricane can do than most yankees. But for crying out loud! These folks had a week to prepare for this storm. The dangers were presented and the average adult should be able to react to the threat. Stocking up on food, water and fuel are common sense. If you are told to evacuate,you go! The loss of a home is a different matter. Shelters are set up as temporary shelter. Friends and family will help out. But, maybe thats just a redneck thing. After Andrew, some folks went weeks without power. Me included.

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