‘We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After SandySubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 23:22
‘We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy
By Jennifer Abbey
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm
The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.
“We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!” Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”
Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm.