Housing, voting, power: Problems abound post-Sandy, and another storm is on the way

  • Article by: MEGHAN BARR and JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 2:02 AM
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jdlellis1Nov. 5, 12 9:00 AM

Here's the problem in America. We yelp with excitment at the Headlines (e.g., President Obama makes a speech to support the challenge) without considering the reality of execution. These are and there will be difficult days ahead for this and future similar incidents. Let's keep the hype to a minimimum so as not to set unrealistic expectations. (P.S. This is by no means a slight to President Obama the challenge is with the media over hype and the unrealistic expectations of the masses ).

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BCanniffNov. 5, 12 1:31 PM

I live in Rutherford New Jersey and we have had no power or heat since the storm. Our entire state is a complete disaster with downed trees and no gasoline deliveries. We gave seeb no sign of any kind of outside help, not even a cup of coffee as all of those resources have gone to the shore communities that are already destroyed. Power will not be restored for another week. In the meantime we are freezing with no lights, TV or internet only my cellphone. While Obama is busy out campaigning in Wisconsin, we are facing another freezing storm that will kill more people. If we were Haiti we would get more help than we have so far. They knew about this storm for almost a week before it hit us and it will take weeks to restore power and basic supplies. This is a national disgrace.

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jmusielewiczNov. 5, 12 7:27 PM

Now wait one second. There is plenty of housing for the enitre east coast as they move west like they are supposed to!! The administration has already sent them the fuel and social systems are supposed to be ready with their new homes. The entire east coast is going to be plowed under to protect the people of the United States from the virual threat seen in the toxic waters, then vegitation -- saplings, bushes, and whatnot is supposed to be planted there to break down the virual dangers, with no people allowed to move back in for at least 7-8 years. There hasn't been game plan changes so what's the problem???

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farcicalNov. 5, 12 7:33 PM

It may be reminiscent of Stalin's Gulags, but I am sure there is plenty of room in a certain Michigan city. Regarding the comparisons to Haiti, please tone it down a bit. Not having electricity was the LEAST of their worries. When dysentery and cholera appear in NJ, THEN we have a disgrace.

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johnhloydNov. 5, 12 8:52 PM

Move population away from coastal areas... This is only the beginning of global weather change.. Can't keep putting money into a pit.. Same goes for New Orleans, Miami, .... When they go, they go... Plenty of room in North Dakota... May not have the beautiful views, but then again, you won't be carried out to sea...

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gofigerNov. 5, 12 9:06 PM

Power will not be restored for another week. In the meantime we are freezing with no lights, TV or internet only my cellphone. - Good to hear TV, internet, and cellphone are the basic necessities that government must provide. How well did anyone plan with advanced warning of the storm? I forget, that would be personal responsibility...

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freewheelerNov. 5, 12 9:53 PM

Obama's Katrina without the liberal media outrage!

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JRBNov. 5, 1210:05 PM

Obama gave a nice speech but ever since has been more concerned about his own re-election than the thousands who are truly suffering.

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rshacklefordNov. 6, 12 1:02 AM

"JRB: Obama gave a nice speech but ever since has been more concerned about his own re-election than the thousands who are truly suffering." ---- The many times larger issue that you have overlooked is that if re-elected, Obama would keep natural disasters under federal control. Horrifically true, Romney wants to "privatize" disaster responses and all other things his buddies could extract wealth from. Private companies are profit-driven! Therefore, when you're dying of thirst and go to the private company's "disaster distribution truck," a bottle of water will cost as much as they can get out of you. Well, until a higher paying customer comes along. And, someone is trapped in your flooded home? Well, your neighbor offered us $5,000 to save one of their own so what is your counter-offer? Maybe you will be handed a MENU with the costs associated with getting 1, 2, 3, 5, etc of their employees to help you out! Obama did an excellent job setting recovery tasks into motion and we will not see him saying "Heckuva job Brownie" like someone else did and whose party no longer even acknowledges.

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