New York State Sen. James Sanders Jr. says Washington doesn't get how difficult it is to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
More than two months after Superstorm Sandy hit, victims are still suffering and in need of government relief funds.
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In 2012 Anderson traveled across the country and around the world seeking the truth. He met people who were struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds: Syrian refugees, gunshot victims in Colorado, New Yorkers who lost everything they had, widows facing a harsh new reality.
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The Long Island Power Authority is facing accusations of negligence over its response to the Superstorm Sandy outages in New York. CNN's Deb Feyerick reports.
So many people have been asking what happened to all the household pets in areas hit by Superstorm Sandy. We decided to go find out. We met up with a pet rescue volunteer group based in the New York area called Guardians of Rescue. They have been working to find, feed and save dogs and cats since the day after the storm.
They go door to door in washed-out neighborhoods to drop off food, pet beds, cages, blankets, even doggie sweaters. You name it! But a job this big takes lots of volunteers; Robert Misseri, who heads Guardians of Rescue, called on a friend from Detroit to help.
That friend is the hip-hop artist, Hush. Hush is a rapper, but he’s also a huge animal lover. His group, Detroit Dog Rescue, has been saving starving dogs from the streets of Detroit for years. Hush believes as many as 50,000 dogs may be living on the city’s streets since so many people have fled the crumbling economy there.
New York residents blame the Long Island Power Authority for failing to restore power two weeks after Superstorm Sandy. About 60,000 LIPA customers are still without electricity. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
CNN's Deb Feyerick visited St. Johns Episcopal Hospital in Queens, New York, which took in displaced Sandy victims but is unable to recoup the costs - nearly $3 million.
"EMS was lined up with stretchers out the ambulance door. They couldn't even get into the Emergency Room. It was horrible," says Sharon Behar, the vice president of the hospital.
At 14 feet above sea level, elderly and disabled residents in the Rockaways knew they would be safe in the hospital after they were forced to evacuate. The needs varied with some patients requiring electricity for their medical devices, a stable location, or prescription refills.
Two weeks ago tonight Superstorm Sandy slammed New York. Two weeks later, tens of thousands of New Yorkers are still waiting for the power to be returned in their neighborhoods and as you can imagine, there’s massive outrage at the situation.
Most of the anger is directed at Long Island Power Authority, which has nearly 60,000 customers still in the dark.
About 29,000 of those customers live in the hard hit Rockaways section of Queens, New York.
A LIPA executive met with hundreds of Rockaway customers over the weekend and came under fire when he told them they would need to hire a licensed electrician to inspect their homes before the power could be restored, and to just go online and print the necessary forms.
Go online and print the forms? That’s impossible when you have no power for your computer or printer.
Editor's note: For a list of legitimate charities and other ways to help Sandy victims from CNN's Impact Your World team, check outCNN.com/Impact
As the Northeast digs out from a second major storm in little more than a week, experts say Internet scam artists are preying on generous Americans who want to donate to the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
According to a Maryland-based Internet watchdog company, more than 1,000 Internet domain sites with the words "Sandy" or "relief" were registered either as the storm was approaching the Caribbean last week or, in some cases, even before the hurricane hit.
"We have no idea who these people are," Johannes Ulrich, president of SANS Security told CNN from his home in Jacksonville, Florida. "And what we notice is that they do register hundreds of these domains, in part, trying to trick people who go to these domains and then donate the money.