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After Sandy: The
Long Road Ahead

The Washington Free Beacon, by Mary Lou Byrd

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Posted By:PChristopher, 11/15/2012 2:00:19 AM

Life is approaching a new normal for many in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast two weeks ago. Lingering destruction, however, means it may take months to rebuild. Con Edison reported in a statement on Monday that “the largest customer restoration effort in Con Edison’s history is wrapping up.” Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent nor’easter knocked out power for more than one million customers, according to the utility company. The last customers in Westchester were having electricity restored as of Monday morning.

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Life has to go on for these poor people. I´m guessing that once they get their heads wrapped around it, they´ll leave and not come back, like many did after Katrina. Much to the chagrin of Texas and other surrounding states.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/15/2012 2:37:58 AM     (No. 9015293)

Glad we´re putting the big money into slick obamaPhones and Food Stamps, rather than burying those old boring power lines.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/15/2012 3:49:37 AM     (No. 9015315)

Durn thet thar Bush...durn thet thar Romney...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/15/2012 4:01:57 AM     (No. 9015319)

I have a simple question. Why is FEMA´s budget around $8 billion a year and the energy dept. is around $50 billion a year and they don´t produce an ounce of energy? Of course it´s a money grab bag for leftist thieves but even so.

FEMA is broke despite spending little money on actual disasters. They had a billion surplus from last year so why did they sell 100´s of perfectly good trailers off at below firesale prices?

Whenever you think you´ve seen the ultimate stupidity and criminality of the left,forget it because tomorrows another day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Gloating, 11/15/2012 4:15:10 AM     (No. 9015326)

Here in CT ( wealthiest per capita state) our shoreline and interior took a huge hit. Bless the out of state linemen who came to help us. uess how our governor is repaying them? They have to pay TAXES on income earned while working here....even if they are from states that have no income tax! http://blog.ctnews.com/financialmines/2012/11/13/emergency-crews-will-pay-taxes-to-connecticut/

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/15/2012 4:54:43 AM     (No. 9015343)

That´s what happens when you live in a demonrat state. There isn´t a nickel anywhere that they won´t try to grab.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: twinkle93, 11/15/2012 7:16:53 AM     (No. 9015481)

Where are all the stories about how this type of storm hitting NY & NJ has been predicted for years and why they were not prepared?

Also, these areas have flooded more often than New Orleans from storms.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/15/2012 7:37:17 AM     (No. 9015502)

The mismanagement of Hurricane Sandy relief by the Federal and States Government is atrocious compared to Hurricane Katrina.
We won´t see anything about it in print though, will we......

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 11/15/2012 8:21:33 AM     (No. 9015595)

Yesterday we saw a convoy of Dominion Power trucks headed south on Rt 13,probably going back to Va. Beach. Guess their services were no longer needed.
Talked to a lady in NYC, she lives in Brooklyn. No power. No heat. Gas is still on so they can boil water for washing up. Lots of damage to their power lines, don´t know when they will get power. She goes to work every day, and cannot get warm no matter what. She does not want to go to a shelter because of her 16 year old daughter. I don´t see any scenario where FEMA or any agency will put her up in a hotel. Those rooms are for FEMA and relief workers. It´s a big mess up there and only some communities are able to pull together and make some sort of life until services are restored. The media is not giving enough atta boy´s to the SA and other organizations like churches. They act like the RC is the only game in town. Send money...yeah, great til some higher up misuses that money and the victims see squat.

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