This really getting ridiculous:
Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro says the people of his community are in desperate need of fresh underwear.
"It's like a third-world nation," Molinaro said in a phone interview on Tuesday's Good Day New York.He says so much other clothing has been donated that they are not accepting anymore. "What we do need right now is underwear; undergarments for children and adults," Molinaro says. "That we need desperately."...
He says a five foot storm surge could create new devastation. "The protection we had at the shoreline is all gone," Molinaro says. "A lot of our berms are gone."
"The problem that we're having is that there are so many people without electric, in homes that are partially destroyed, they're afraid of looters and we have to reach them."
As for the election, he says that is not high on his list of priorities.
"I have not checked on the voting process. I'm not concerned about it. I'm not interested at all. I got people that are still trapped in their houses. Hundreds of people are without lights. Hundreds and hundreds of people are without shelter and we have a major storm coming. The furthest thing from my mind is the voting."
This is what the stores look like:
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The storm occurred more than a week ago.
Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather and in this blog. That was especially true immediately after the New York Times wrote its editorial supporting FEMA.
Now, FEMA's usual shortcomings have become obvious. As Rudy Giullani put it, "FEMA is as much a failure now as at the time of Katrina." He added,