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Lack of power, gas rationing and bitter cold next up for Sandy storm victims
Fox News ^ | 11/4/12

Posted on 11/04/2012 6:32:55 PM PST by markomalley

Shivering victims of Superstorm Sandy went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region -- and another powerful storm forecast for the middle of the week -- added to their misfortunes and deepened the gloom.

With overnight temperatures sinking into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without electricity, New York City officials handed out blankets and urged people to go to temporary warming shelters set up during the day at senior citizen centers.

At the same time, government leaders began to grapple with a daunting, longer-term problem: where to find housing for the tens of thousands of people whose homes could be uninhabitable for weeks or months because of a combination of storm damage and cold weather.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said 30,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers may need to be relocated -- a monumental task in a city where housing is scarce and fiercely expensive -- though he said that number would probably drop to 20,000 within a couple of weeks as power is restored in more places.

In a heavily flooded Staten Island neighborhood, Sara Zavala spent the night under two blankets and layers of clothing because the power was out. She had a propane heater but turned it on for only a couple of hours in the morning. She did not want to sleep with it running at night.

"When I woke up, I was like, `It's freezing.' And I thought, `This can't go on too much longer,"' said Zavala, a nursing home admissions coordinator.

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1 posted on 11/04/2012 6:32:55 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Sounds like Katrina... And FEMA I think we could say is not giving them help because of skin color. I wonder how the affected people are going to vote on Tuesday


2 posted on 11/04/2012 6:35:31 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: markomalley

Bush performed WAY better than this regime, yet they called him racist.

obozo has let Holder’s people as well as everyone else, twistg in the wind as a result of his indecision,overall stupidity and self-centeredness.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 6:40:43 PM PST by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: markomalley

Wonder if the MSM will start blaming obama like they did with Bush...

Oh wait...


4 posted on 11/04/2012 6:43:35 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: markomalley

This is worse than Katrina or will be soon, far more affected. When we lost power with the 2008 ice storm for 8 days I had enough firewood to get us through. Temps never got above 20 degrees. Of course I don’t live in a city or a suburb.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 6:45:33 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: markomalley
They should have prepared.

6 posted on 11/04/2012 6:46:29 PM PST by I see my hands (They should have prepared.)
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To: 2banana

Nope. Obama is at operation x in Las Vegas directing all the support in NY-NJ. The man is freaking amazing!!

BTW George Bush is a racist.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 6:46:58 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: TheRhinelander

The storm was not worse than Katrina but it is worse than Katrina because of the people in charge. You have Snobby Mayor who thinks good PR means making people forget about it by holding marathons and concerts. You have them not wanting to call in the NG because it would look like they failed at something (bad PR?). FEMA has totally failed.

They might, MIGHT, get some MRE’s on election day, not many and it’s not a sure thing. Like the gas distribution mess, it’s all for photo-ops.

I didn’t like George W Bush all that much but at least he’d be there with a chainsaw cutting up fallen trees, handing out bottled water from a truck. I think THAT imagery would
lift a lot more spirits than an Obama photo-op on the tarmac before he went to Vegas for a $25,000 a plate fundraiser.

It doesn’t look like any of the politicians want to be seen with their sleeves rolled up and get in the gunk. I guess it’s because they fear their PR would suffer.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 6:54:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

You have union labor turning away cheap help from the South. These folks are demented beyond repair.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 6:58:54 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: I see my hands
They should have prepared.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the public to act uniformly when 'informed' by a central source ?

Humans being what they are, some prepared, some didn't. Placing blame is something that the media and politicians are good at, but we weathered a natural calamity, and yet lost relatively few lives. PEOPLE, average every day citizens, are doing all they can to help.

Those who can't help, can pray. We have dealt with worse than this and often it has made us stronger, and better.

10 posted on 11/04/2012 7:02:01 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: GeronL
They might, MIGHT, get some MRE’s on election day, not many and it’s not a sure thing. Like the gas distribution mess, it’s all for photo-ops.

"Vote for Obama on Tuesday, and on Wednesday you get your food and water."


11 posted on 11/04/2012 7:09:51 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2
"Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the public to act uniformly when informed by a central source"

Not really. More like the opposite of nice.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 7:10:19 PM PST by I see my hands (They should have prepared.)
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To: GeronL
They might, MIGHT, get some MRE’s on election day, not many and it’s not a sure thing. Like the gas distribution mess, it’s all for photo-ops.

"Vote for Obama on Tuesday, and on Wednesday you get your food and water."


13 posted on 11/04/2012 7:10:42 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: I see my hands
More like the opposite of nice.

With an attitude like that, I can see we are going to have to force you to have one of the new wireless brain implants.

14 posted on 11/04/2012 7:15:01 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: eyedigress

You have union labor turning away cheap help from the South. These folks are demented beyond repair.
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I kinda bristle at the word ‘cheap’ there.....but I know what you’re sayin’.

Spoke to a friends of mine in the field (electrical from the area) and they will not be offering their help any time soon. Real slap in the face and insulted. Wives are pi$$ed as well as some of them had young families and were giving their time to be away from them.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 7:15:44 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: rovenstinez

it is obamas katrina and the liberal press is silent.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 7:19:44 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I guess I could have defined that better.

You have union labor turning away non-union labor from the South. These people are demented.

BTW I live in the South and make just as much as any field jockey in the North. My take-home is MUCH higher.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 7:22:18 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Example of gummit idiocy:
Gas lines are horrendous, stretching for miles.
Some pumps have gas, but no power.
Some pumps have power, but ran out of gas.
Gas consumption increased for running of generators and power tools, besides driving around, looking for gas.
Now rationing even/odd days in Joyzee.
Instead of providing (by military) generators for pumps and securing deliveries for operating pumps, they “manage” consumption and preparing for freeekin marathon, with hugh generators standing idle.
Welcome to Ameritopia!


18 posted on 11/04/2012 7:24:35 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: markomalley
In a heavily flooded Staten Island neighborhood, Sara Zavala spent the night under two blankets and layers of clothing because the power was out. She had a propane heater but turned it on for only a couple of hours in the morning

Poor people but you have to wonder if there's any insulation in her house. It's been almost as cold here and my old '73 trailer only drops a few degrees or 5 at most at 32F during the night. And don't most people have at least one sleeping bag in the house?

19 posted on 11/04/2012 7:35:07 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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To: UCANSEE2

Something like that


20 posted on 11/04/2012 7:38:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

Well, at least they won’t die from drinking 32 oz. sugary drinks, too much salt, smoking cigarettes, or too many calories .... they’ll just freeze or starve to death, but really healthily!!!!


21 posted on 11/04/2012 7:54:32 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: steve86

I prefer sleeping in a cold room and turn the heat off at night. It can get down to mid 40s when the outside temperature goes down to the teens.


22 posted on 11/04/2012 8:10:00 PM PST by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Leo Carpathian

Well said.... I have been waiting to hear anyone on TV say this. Generators to stations with gas but no power; tanker trucks to gas stations with power but out of gas. I heard the gas cannot come from out-of-state due to different gas formulations Has anyone heard this?


23 posted on 11/04/2012 8:26:46 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: TheRhinelander; rovenstinez

No, this is not worse than Katrina. This is not even close to Katrina. I would have traded placed with these pitiful spoiled crybabies in a heartbeat. I routinely let my home go down to the 50s. I happily go to bed with my house in the 40s. If you want to talk uninhabitable, try a month with no power, with temperatures in the 90s. Try an environment in which there’s no power anywhere for miles. Try an environment in which uninhabitable housing units number in the hundreds of thousands, where there are no friends or family you can move in on closer than 100 miles.

I am fine with obama being hung with this storm, but let’s not kid ourselves.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 8:33:21 PM PST by Romulus
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To: steve86

And don’t most people have at least one sleeping bag in the house?”

We have a whole closet full of sleeping bags and cold weather gear, but we go camping and sometimes it gets mighty cold at night. Our tooth paste has frozen but we are always warm and toasty. Everyone I know has a gas or wood fireplace, a gas grill and a gas stove. Seems like they live in an entirely different world.


25 posted on 11/04/2012 8:47:12 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: markomalley

Prayers for all the victims of these storms. God watch over them and please restore their lives and keep them safe as they suffer through all the devastation!


26 posted on 11/04/2012 8:54:58 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: TheRhinelander

I have been without power since last Monday. Wood burning stove is awesome.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 9:07:20 PM PST by MattinNJ
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To: rovenstinez

Ain’t a gona help the DemonRats.


28 posted on 11/04/2012 10:06:23 PM PST by libstripper
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To: UCANSEE2
one of the new wireless brain implants.

But then he's have those strange scars behind his ears, just like Obama...

29 posted on 11/04/2012 11:16:52 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

While it was initially a union said / worker said, the union contract someone produced and posting online cinched it. Unions made themselves more important than those they served.


30 posted on 11/05/2012 5:24:37 AM PST by tbw2
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