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Staten Island family afraid to leave home

The Camerada family hasn't had power in their home for 10 days - since Superstorm Sandy flooded and destroyed parts of their neighborhood. Diane Camerada told Anderson Cooper she's worried looters will rob them if they leave so they're remaining in their house with their three kids.

"I'm going to stick it out. I have no choice. I have nowhere to go and this is all I got over here. I'm probably not the only one that's bearing the storm and bearing this tremendous inconvenience by the city, " says Nick Camerada.

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  1. Julie

    The family in Staten Island who is afraid to leave their home... that is my cousin Diane and her family....how is it even possible that they are forced to live like this without power for this long....it is unacceptable and just plain cruel to do that to people...she has 4 kids and they are afraid to leave their home bc of looters since she already got robbed once while they were there...it has been so cold and with the recent snow they are freezing...they can't cook, they don't have fresh food, they can't shower....it is inhumane to do that to people.. I can't believe this is even happening in America... can't something be done now to help them????

    November 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  2. Rhonda Mundy

    My husband's family lives in Western North Carolina and were sharing that utility company trucks were sent to to help restore power from Hurricane Sandy and were told to turn around and go back because they were non-union. I haven't
    heard any of that on the news???????

    November 9, 2012 at 10:13 am |