November 1st, 2012
10:08 PM ET

Staten Island resident: 'We are going to die'

Anderson Cooper talks to Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro about the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. Staten Island was hit hard, suffering the most storm-related fatalities in New York.

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  1. Norma Susan

    I apologize, I think my first post was lost. I just want to say that I did give what I could financially to help people and I hope everyone who can will give what they can. Also, people are saying that it took a week to get a response but it really has been only four days. I understand four days could be eternity when you are suffering and, unfortunately, that is what people will remember. I sincerely believe that people are doing all they can as soon as they can.

    November 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  2. Lorri

    Hello, why doesn't FEMA drop a container of solar cell phone chargers off to these people.
    Secondly, can someone post a mailing address closest to some of the disaster areas where citizens can mail solar chargers and emergency blankets and like power bars and small toiletries to these people, since Redcross and Fema seem to be stuck on stupid.? Thanks.

    November 2, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  3. eilavin

    I cannot help but believe the nation, as a whole, is in shock, unable to fully recognize and process the gravity of Superstorm Sandy. This seems the only plausible rationale to explain what I am seeing in the news reports.

    Whatever the thinking may be, and by whom, to proceed with the NY marathon this weekend in light of the desperate and immediate need of so many is, disturbing, to say the least.

    I believe there is an urgency present in addressing the psychological trauma that all concerned are being exposed to. Clearly, there is a state of absolute overwhelm. Someone needs to step forward to announce that it's okay to stop, and tend to emergent human need. There is an organic process to surviving trauma and moving forward with the marathon is denying trauma's existence and compounding already life threatening wound.

    Someone needs to take control of this apocalyptic tragedy, create order out of chaos, and tend to the human spirit.

    I wish to urge our President be the one to lead the way. Marathons and elections can wait.

    November 2, 2012 at 12:53 am |