Sandy recovery chief says aid must be 'immediate and ongoing' - latimes.com
More than 30,000 New Yorkers on Long Island
are entering their third week without electricity. The equipment in their homes to receive power has been damage or destroyed, requiring utility workers to inspect and replace it house by house before power can be restored.
The problem is no less severe in New Jersey, where 35,000 in the Barrier Islands and Atlantic City
also need door-to-door service before they can have power turned back on.
More than 414,000 people in the region have registered for FEMA assistance. The agency has begun shipping mobile homes to the region ahead of state requests for housing assistance.
In the latest effort to expedite the region’s recovery, Obama declared disasters for three counties in Delaware late Friday.
We Got This (Occupy Sandy) | OccupyWallSt.org
Short video about 10 days old but we know there are still many people in the same situation. Wall Streeet is back to normal but many, many lives have been trashed and would hve been much worse without the voluteers that stepped up and continue to do the ground work.
I another thread OWS was being called quite bad names. Here OWS has earned a reputation of being responsive to the community. One that the city officials do not come close to meeting.
The barrier islands are still in bad shape. Delaware beaches did not get the degree of damage due, in part, to their work over the years to protect the dunes and build protection. There are only 3 counties in DE. I am not aware of much damage to New Castle county. There had been evacuations but minor damage compared to the rest of the coast.