New York is dark. It’s cold streets are filled with hungry people without food or water. FEMA, wherever they are, ran out of water. The Red Cross might still be providing cookies and hot chocolate. The disabled elderly sit in the dark on upper floors, cut off from the world, dependent upon someone to bring them anything. All of those steps. Nyctophobia.
NY Times: “Perhaps more so than in any other place in the city, the loss of power for people living in public housing projects forced a return to a primal existence. Opened fire hydrants became community wells. Sleep-and-wake cycles were timed to sunsets and sunrises. People huddled for warmth around lighted gas stoves as if they were roaring fires. Darkness became menacing, a thing to be feared. …
Thousands of public housing residents in New York City defied evacuation orders because they underestimated the ferocity of Hurricane Sandy; now they make up a city within a city, marked by acute need. Any bathtubs filled with water on Monday are empty. Unflushed toilets stink. Elderly people with creaky joints are marooned on upper floors. Batteries are running out.”
Fox has been all over Sandy from the start, never impressed with with FEMA or Red Cross. Cavuto just spoke about the Staten Island results: “The reason why we’re going back to Staten Island and showing you is just that you might hear from officials at FEMA and the administration that everything is fine, that the teams are on the ground and they’re addressing this. The fact of the matter is it’s not fine. Take a look at what is going on in Staten Island, that is not fine.”
WT: “Facing questions about his campaigning for reelection while millions of Americans still await government relief efforts from Superstorm Sandy, President Obama said Saturday that one of the disaster’s positive results was “leaders of different political parties working together to fix what’s broken”.”
A dark campaign?