Hurricane Sandy - page 2

by efiebke

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It was really, really, really BIG. The destruction from this storm seems unprecidented. How and how-well our country pulls together to clean up a mess iinvolving multiple states remains to be seen.... Read More


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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Sandy Allstate Ad: Company Pulls Advertisement Featuring Couple's Destroyed Staten Island Home

    This is an exaqmple of what these survivors have had to face. The inability to get federal money available for help has only increased the trauma for these people who have lost so much.

    This was just another indignity for all suffering.
    More partisan posturing and politics by our congress when they should be legislating for the benefit of the people. BAH

    And to think that some southern hurricane prone state leaders actually voted against this assistance...what gall.
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    yeah, they should just get a free house and car on the tax payers dime. Take it from some rich person and redistribute it to them. After all they were forced to live there.

    Quote from tewdles
    More partisan posturing and politics by our congress when they should be legislating for the benefit of the people. BAH

    And to think that some southern hurricane prone state leaders actually voted against this assistance...what gall.
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    yeah, they should just get a free house and car on the tax payers dime. Take it from some rich person and redistribute it to them. After all they were forced to live there.
    Not sure what you mean. Breezy Point was destroyed. People have no place to live. While many had fire insurance to cover some of the damages some were considered flood so not covered. If you know Breezy Point you know that it is not a flood prone area.

    Perhaps you are thinking of the shore towns where there are large homes. Many were never even close to the water during huricanes before. I agree it is crazy to have the person who lives in the normally flooded areas rebuild there. Personally I have seen abuses to this. That does not mean that all the people who were displaced are cheaters and do not need assistance. You can see how the insurance companies are treating these people. Not bad enough to have your house blow over, the insurance carrier deny most claims, then they have the audacity to use the specific house they deny as a ad for their company. In this case, as with many others, it is the big business, in this case insurance companies, who is taking premiums and manipulating to get rich off others misery.

    After tornadoes we see many mobile homes destroyed. Why do people live in mobile homes in tornado country? That is what they can afford or find with the specific issues they have.
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    yeah, they should just get a free house and car on the tax payers dime. Take it from some rich person and redistribute it to them. After all they were forced to live there.
    Why are these people less "entitled" to relief than those in FL, LA, TX, etc???
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    yeah, they should just get a free house and car on the tax payers dime. Take it from some rich person and redistribute it to them. After all they were forced to live there.
    I'm not sure that you understand how insurance works. The vote was to cover claims made under the National Flood Insurance Program, a insurance plan that people pay into with premiums. When you pay for insurance and the make a claim under that insurance, you aren't getting something for "free". And NFIP doesn't cover cars.
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    Is Fox responsible for people thinking that the hurricane relief is not necessary for the NE states? Why are people being so ugly about this natural disaster?

    What is the difference between helping the people in the NE vs helping those in the SE for very similar disasters???

    I just don't understand why.
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    Quote from tewdles
    Is Fox responsible for people thinking that the hurricane relief is not necessary for the NE states? Why are people being so ugly about this natural disaster?

    What is the difference between helping the people in the NE vs helping those in the SE for very similar disasters???

    I just don't understand why.
    I have lived in many parts of the US. It has been my experience that when I told someone I came from NY, they immediately got an attitude about city slickers until I educated them about NY, a bit. Many think Ivy League or Seven Sisters when thinking of east coast colleges. For many that brings them to the immediate wrong conclusion that the east coast is filled with liberal pot heads.

    The east coast still has KKK. John Birchers (would you believe it?), Tea Party members, conservatives, independents, and middle of the roaders as well as a small minority of liberal people. Unfortunately some conservative media tends to want to push all liberals into the NE corner of the US and then claim that is where all the super rich are living on the coast. Around here the super rich do not live on the coast. Delaware is considered one of the richer states and much of the wealth is on hills above the Brandywine River, not near the coast at all. This is true for all the north east. You will hear about the individual houses worth a great deal. Almost all are rental properties. This is business not residence. This is not noted in news about Sandy.

    NYCity is densely populated. It is not elite at all. The places destroyed were mostly lower to mid- middle class workers homes. Think Archie Bunker and you have a close approximation of many of the owners. There were many firemen who lost their homes as well as police and wait staff.

    It is sad that all of us in the US have given for hurricanes and tornadoes in the other areas of the country but when another area is destroyed there are lies spread about the people displaced.
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