She said she was honored to meet Obama, but she is also frustrated that she has yet to receive help from either her insurance companies or the government. “The president told me I would get immediate help,” she said. “Looking back on it, it wasted a lot of people’s time,” she said of the visit.
“We just really want to get back on our feet and FEMA’s not doing too much to help us right now,” said Ms. Chifando. She went on to explain that many of the residents had not received the funds for temporary housing they hoped to obtain from FEMA. “They tell us we need computers, but there’s no power. We don’t have computers,” she said.
“The response hasn’t been perfect but it’s been aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it. And that’s a pretty good metaphor for how I want the federal government to operate generally and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure it does.”
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Federal officials sold hundreds of emergency trailers for disaster victims at fire-sale prices in the months before Hurricane Sandy churned toward the United States, The Washington Examiner has learned. Now, with thousands of families left homeless in New York and New Jersey by the hurricane, those same federal officials are poised to spend more taxpayer dollars to buy brand-new trailers.
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FEMA only arrived the following Tuesday after the storm and initially had to rely on local relief groups like the Long Island JCC for information. Rabbi Schachter had been running groups of local students and volunteers into three 17-story buildings in his community, filled largely with poor and elderly residents... Before FEMA took over the building’s care a full ten days after the storm hit, one FEMA official told Schachter that he was certain they would find dead bodies inside, as elderly residents inside had no heat, food, or medical care.
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President Obama, touring parts of New York City slammed by Hurricane Sandy, was chided by a girl for ignoring the disaster. As the president waded through a supply center, a girl who was waiting for goods told a reporter, "We need help--he should of been here a long time ago," according to the White House pool report.