November 1st, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Signs of progress, though damage and heartache remain after Sandy

Editor's note: The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy focused Thursday on a search for the missing and restoration of power. The storm's overall death toll stood at 161, including at least 92 people in the United States, two in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean.

[Updated at 4:30 a.m.] The New York Police Department said early Friday morning that the death toll from the storm had gone up four more to 41 in New York City.

 

[Updated at 12:09 a.m.] NJ Transit will provide limited rail service starting Friday, with the Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley Line and NJ Coast Line trains running on special schedules.  Bus routes are for the most part back in service as well as the light rail River Line to Camden.

[Updated at 10:18 p.m.] CNN's Gary Tuchman tells the story of a mother who told police she crashed her car during Sandy, left the vehicle and clutched her 2- and 4-year-old sons for hours, and even knocked on the door of a nearby house hoping someone would let her in.

Eventually, floodwaters came through and swept her two sons away.

[Updated at 10:07 p.m.] There will be "close to regular" service Friday morning on the MTA commuter rail line between New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, the transit agency announced. "Thanks to the dedicated workforce who worked around the clock to return (the New Haven) rail line back to normal service," Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

[Updated at 10:02 p.m.] National Guard troops, Salvation Army volunteers and city government workers distributed 290,400 meals and 522,840 bottles of water around New York today, the mayor's office said.

[Updated at 9:22 p.m.] Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker told CNN on Thursday night that half his city remains without power, acknowledging, "There's a lot of anger out there."

But Booker, who said he was opening his own home to those needing a place to sleep, lauded the goodwill efforts of his fellow residents. "All over, I'm seeing extraordinary acts of kindness," the mayor said.

[Updated at 9:17 p.m.] New York announced that it will have 14 food and water distribution sites around the city starting at 1 p.m. Friday - six of them in Manhattan, four in Queens, and two each in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

[Updated at 8:23 p.m.] Sandy killed some Staten Island residents and destroyed numerous homes - leaving some residents with no food and few  clothes, some of them wandering into shelters without even socks and shoes on their feet - Borough President James Molinaro said Thursday night. And yet the government proved very slow to tell them how to get food, how to get shelter and generally how to put their lives back together, he told CNN.

"There was no one there to answer these questions," Molinaro said. "I need answers, and the people need answers."

The borough president said, after a rising uproar Thursday - including an emotional plea by a woman, Donna Soli, to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer that "we're going to die! we're going to freeze!" without government help - help has begun to arrive.  Ten buses stocked with needed goods were transported to the island Thursday, and FEMA has promised to have a team working with Molinaro on the ground Friday, the borough president said.

[Updated at 8:03 p.m.] Staten Island residents talk about their struggles, and their frustrations, after Sandy:

[Updated at 7:59 p.m.] New Jersey has extended the deadline for when county clerks can accept mail-in voter applications to the close of business on Friday. The state also mandated that county clerk and election office must be open, "at a minimum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until November 5, and are to take all reasonable measures to inform voters of the extended hours."

[Updated at 7:51 p.m.] Equipment and crews from the West Coast began arriving Thursday night in the New York metropolitan area to help with post-Sandy recovery efforts, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told CNN.

Seventeen large Air Force cargo jets are carrying loads of material - including 69 vehicles from Southern California Edison, as well as power restoration crews - to help bring back power, according to the U.S. Air Force.

[Updated at 7:40 p.m.] A little more than 3.35 million customers remained without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia on Thursday evening, according to information from utilities. This is down from a peak of nearly 8 million in the hours after Sandy roared onto the U.S. mainland.

[Updated at 7:35 p.m.] A hydraulic excavator in Highlands, New Jersey, on Thursday moves the remnants of several homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

[Updated at 7:23 p.m.] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter Thursday to six power companies that operate in the state, warning "he would take appropriate action against those utilities and their management if they do not meet their obligations in this time of crisis."

John Miksad,  a senior vice president at Con Edison, one of those utilities contacted, said his company has been "in constant touch with state, city and county officials." "We're doing our damndest to get our power back as quickly as possible," he said.

[Updated at 7:11 p.m.] The Coast Guard is suspending its search for Robin Walbridge, the 63-year-old captain of the HMS Bounty, which sank Monday off the North Carolina coast. Rescuers saved 14 aboard the ship, while one crew member - Claudene Christian - was later found dead.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walbridge and Christian families," Coast Guard Capt. Doug Cameron said in a statement.

The search lasted more than 90 hours, covering approximately 12,000 square nautical miles in the Atlantic Ocean.

[Updated at 6:42 p.m.] Days after "water was cascading into the site from every imaginable level," work will resume Thursday night - days ahead of the schedule - at the World Trade Center work site in Lower Manhattan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Initially expected to take two to three weeks, workers were able to clear water from the site in a few days, according to the governor. With electricity still out in that area, generators will be used to power lights in the area so construction can continue.

[Updated at 6:38 p.m.] Several East River subway tunnels have been cleared of water and tested, but they cannot reopen for trains until power is restored, officials said. Electricity is needed to "light the third rail," MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota said.

"We just need to get the juice back in there, and we can run them," Lhota said.

[Updated at 6:33 p.m.] One million meals from the federal government have arrived in New York and are being distributed by National Guard troops to those in need, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

[Updated at 6:26 p.m.] One tube of the Holland Tunnel - which runs between northern New Jersey and southern Manhattan - will reopen to traffic Friday morning for buses only, New York's governor said.

Andrew Cuomo pointed to significant progress over the course of day on transportation issues, noting that several more parts of the New York subway and commuter rail lines have reopened or will be operating soon.

[Updated at 6:19 p.m.] Most of Con Edison's roughly 630,000 New York customers without power - including more than 465,000 in five New York City boroughs - likely won't have their lights back on until the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11, utility official John Miksad said. Some may not have electricity back until even later in November, he said.

Calling Sandy the worst storm ever to hit the area from the utility's perspective - three times as bad as last year's Hurricane Irene - Miksad said hundreds of field crews and thousands of workers are out trying to address the damage. It will take hundreds of millions of dollars to fix everything, the Con Edison senior vice president said.

"The Lower Manhattan area is expected to be back in service by Saturday," Miksad said, referring to the section from 42nd Street south to 14th Street.

[Updated at 5:48 p.m.] With many elements of the subway still down, swarms tried to board public transit buses in New York on Thursday - here at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn:

[Updated at 5:41 p.m.] Hoping to give more leeway to affected residents as well as National Guard troops called to duty, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order giving residents more time to apply for and send in absentee ballots.  Registered voters who are out of the county due to Sandy now have until 5 p.m. Monday to apply for one, and ballots must be mailed by Election Day and received by November 16. The state Board of Elections can "electronically deliver absentee ballots to such voters," the order states.

[Updated at 5:31 p.m.] Three projects in Connecticut - one in West Haven, another in Bethel and the last a seawall in Old Saybrook - will get part of $2 million of "initial federal emergency highway funding" to repair damage caused by Sandy, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.

[Updated at 5:18 p.m.] New York Harbor has reopened. The hope is that moving seaborne traffic "will help" to address fuel shortages and, thus, long gas lines tied to Sandy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

[Updated at 4:47 p.m.] Residents of 11 communities on New Jersey's barrier islands can return to their homes after Gov. Chris Christie lifted evacuation orders.

[Updated at 4:32 p.m.] The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened all ports from North Carolina north to Philadelphia that had been affected by Sandy.

[Updated at 4:30 p.m.] Snow and downed trees are obstacles for crews clearing roads in western Maryland, as Gov. Martin O'Malley tweeted.

[Updated at 4:27 p.m.] Amtrak plans to resume service Thursday night "between New York City and points south," including Trenton, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Passengers were encouraged to make reservations before traveling to Penn Station.

[Updated at 4:17 p.m.] The Navy now says three ships will not dock in New York City unless their help is requested. As yet, there's been no such request from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The USS Wasp is expected to be available to offer aid today, with the USS San Antonio and USS Carter Hall expected to reach the area Friday.

[Updated at 3:56 p.m.] A photo, sent by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, shows a front-end loader moving sand in Westerly after Sandy caused damage to the town's shoreline.

[Updated at 3:49 p.m.] Citing Sandy and the need to address climate change, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election.

He lauded Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s efforts “tackling climate change” while governor of Massachusetts, but said he regretted how Romney had since “reversed course, abandoning the very cap-and-trade program he once supported.”

While Bloomberg said the past four years, under Obama, have been “disappointing,” the mayor said he sided with the incumbent president on issues such as education, support for gay marriage and particularly the efforts to combat global warming. The headline of Bloomberg's endorsement was, “A Vote for a President Who Will Lead on Climate Change.”

[Updated at 3:27 p.m.] The USS Wasp is set to dock in New York City today, with the USS San Antonio and USS Carter Hall expected to arrive Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

These are among a host of resources being provided by the U.S. military in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. For example, three ships - the TS Empire State, TS Kennedy and FV Wright - will dock around the area to provide lodging, at FEMA's request, for those displaced by the storm.

[Updated at 3:22 p.m.] Connecticut is taking steps to speed up repairs to the state's seawalls by allowing people to begin repairing them and later "follow up with us for necessary paperwork," Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.

"This process will help people move quickly to secure and protect their property, while ensuring that important environmental protections remain in place," Malloy said in a statement.

[Update 3:02 p.m.] Pennsylvania homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on insurance claims related to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Tom Corbett announced.

[Update 2:57 p.m. ET] Amtrak has cleared water from one of the tunnels running beneath the Hudson River, Amtrak said. "Big 1st step in restoring rail service," Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) wrote on Twitter.

[Update 2:29 p.m. ET]

[Update 2:27 p.m. ET] A nor'easter storm is possible for the mid-Atlantic states into New England next week, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

The service's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center said in its extended forecast discussion that the storm could produce coastal flooding, rain and snow beginning as early as Tuesday, Election Day.

However, the forecast said the storm would not be near the strength of Sandy and its effects would be less severe and not concentrated in the regions hit hardest by Sandy.

[Update 2:12 p.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 88. The new number comes after New York state reported 44 deaths. Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total to 157.

[Update 2:11 p.m. ET] Millions who lost power and had to stay homebound for days due to Superstorm Sandy are up and moving again – but not necessarily their cars. In some cases that’s due to driving restrictions. In others it’s the lack of gas. CNN’s Rob Marciano snapped this picture Thursday in Manhattan.

Found one... #gas on Twitpic

[Update 1:56 p.m. ET] Lower and Midtown Manhattan should have power back by Saturday, and "the vast majority" of those who lost power should have it back by November 11, Con Edison said Thursday. It could take a week or more after that for everyone to have power back, the utility said.

[Update 1:49 p.m. ET] More than 36,000 people have signed up for help from FEMA, and that's only the beginning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in New York.

[Update 1:41 p.m. ET] Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro confirms the bodies of two young boys who had been swept away from their mother during Hurricane Sandy were recovered Thursday morning, “maybe a block or two from where (their mother) lost them.”

“They drained the swamp with pumps. They went in on foot and they found them,” Molinaro said, adding that the parents were there when searchers discovered the boys.

Additionally, two senior citizens who were missing were both found dead Thursday morning as well.

The number of dead on Staten Island now stands at 19, according to Molinaro.

Read more on the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Interactive: Remembering the victims.

[Update 1:29 p.m. ET] The U.S. Air Force is flying 69 Southern California Edison vehicles to New York today to help make repair to power lines damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  The airlift will be made using five giant C-5 Galaxy transports, the largest aircraft in the U.S. military fleet, as well as 12 C-17s in the move.

[Update 1:24 p.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 81. The new number comes after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced 37 deaths in the city are blamed on the storm, and Connecticut officials told CNN four deaths are blamed on the storm. Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total to 150.

[Update 1:19 p.m. ET] Good news for Vermont residents.

[Update 1:03 p.m. ET] Homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will save thousands of dollars in insurance costs after several state governors declared that Sandy did not make landfall as a hurricane, exempting them from insurers' hurricane deductibles. Read the full CNNMoney report.

[Update 12:45 p.m. ET] The city of Hoboken, New Jersey, is asking residents to shut off appliances and lights to avoid a surge as electrical power is restored to the city.  Click here for other updates on the city's services and needs.

[Update 12:35 p.m. ET] A mobile home park in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.

[Update 12:32 p.m. ET] The American Red Cross reports it has received an estimated $11.44 million in Superstorm Sandy relief donations as of Wednesday morning. Read the full CNNMoney report.

[Update 12:28 p.m. ET]

[Update 12:21 p.m. ET] The New York City Marathon on Sunday will not drain critical police resources from post-Sandy recovery efforts, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today.

“By Sunday we’ll have electricity back downtown; that will free up an enormous number of police,” he said.

Also, many of the transportation needs during the week won’t be there on the weekend, he noted.

And the “massive cleanup” operation involves the sanitation department and others – not primarily police, he said.

[Update 12:19 p.m. ET] President Obama discussed Superstorm Sandy at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, today.

“When disaster strikes, we see America at its best. All the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away. There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm - they’re just fellow Americans,” the president said.

Follow the presidential campaign on the Political Ticker.

[Update 12:16 p.m. ET] A sign life in New York City will soon become a little more normal.

[Update 12:12 p.m. ET] Some relief is in store for New York City commuters.

[Update 12:07 p.m. ET] Take a ride along a New Jersey gas line.

[Update 12:01 p.m. ET] New York City transit was working on a limited schedule Thursday morning, and the result was "massive gridlock," CNN affiliate WABC reports.

[Update 11:21 a.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 76.  That includes at least 34 in New York, 12 in New Jersey, and 10 in Maryland.  Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total 145.

[Update 10:48 a.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 68.  That includes at least 34 in New York and 12 in New Jersey.  Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total 137.

[Updated 10:38 a.m. ET] The Coast Guard is continuing its search for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty replica about 200 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina.

"This is still an active search, not a recovery effort," Coast Guard Capt. Doug Cameron said in a statement this morning.  "Factors such as fitness of the member, weather conditions, survival equipment and the results from previous searches are taken into consideration to determine how long the Coast Guard will search."

[Updated 10:21 a.m. ET] More than 7,000 people in nine states spent Wednesday night in 115 Red Cross-operated shelters, the American Red Cross says.

[Updated 9:46 a.m. ET] The death toll from Superstorm Sandy in New York has risen to 34, police say. That brings the U.S. death toll to 62. A second death in Canada was also confirmed by police. With Canada and the Caribbean included, the overall death toll is 131.

[Updated 9:34 a.m. ET] Here's where the mayor of Danbury, Connecticut, Mark D. Boughton, is finding inspiration amid the destruction from Sandy.

[Updated 9:21 a.m. ET] The National Weather Service says Sandy is not completely done yet. The storm's remnants are still bringing rain and winds from the Great Lakes to the Northeast.

[Updated 9:18 a.m. ET] New York's LaGuardia Airport accepts its first arrival since shutting down for Sandy.

[Updated 9:10 a.m. ET] Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Con Edison's plan for restoring power in New York City is still on track.

[Updated 8:56 a.m. ET] Just over 4.8 million customers remained without power this morning in 15 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNN tally.

The states with the most customers without power are New Jersey with 1,983,694 customers; New York with 1,514,147; Pennsylvania with 526,934;
and Connecticut with 352,286.

[Updated 8:50 a.m. ET] Florida wildlife officials are searching for two juvenile panthers that escaped when a tree blown down by Hurricane Sandy broke open their enclosure at the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, CNN affiliate WJXX reports.

[Updated 8:40 a.m. ET] Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, Christina Aguilera and Jon Bon Jovi will headline a benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims to be broadcast Friday at 8 p.m. ET on the networks of NBC Universal, including NBC, NBC.com, USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and others. Money raised will benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts.

For other ways to help, check CNN.com Impact Your World.

[Updated 8:29 a.m. ET] New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced this – part of an effort to get the city up and running again in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

[Updated 8:21 a.m. ET]

[Updated 1:40 a.m. ET] About 4.9 million customers remain without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia today, a CNN tally shows.  That number dropped by about 600,000 in six hours.

soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    It is helpful if one knows the meaning of Karma:
    The total effect of a PERSON'S actions and conduct during the successive phases of the PERSON'S existence, regarded as determining the PERSON'S destiny.

    None of this bloviating is helpful to the people who are suffering right now; lectures are not needed during a disaster, immediate action is.

    Hurricanes may be exaberated by pollution, but they have been going on since time immortal, and after humans are gone, they will be happening still.

    I'm with Scottish Mama: we need to rebuild before we can tell other nations what to do.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Thanks banasy, focus on what is important and we can give to others. Getting our house in order first, so to speak.

      November 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    @Karma-done and done. Now what?

    November 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Precisely, Scottish Mama.
      How does any of this help rebuild what has been lost?

      November 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name s kel

    damn kharma inc. just shut the hell up and at least donate to the damn red cross....be useful.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      There's a cream you can get for your...problem.

      November 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    I was also hoping some spanish booty would wash up on shore or treasure to offset the billions.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hide Behind

    Well first ya gotta determine what was lost and not just a temporary discomfort, and then figure out why it was lost and you cannot just blame the storm alone.
    Then determine what is worth rebuilding and not waste time repairing what will in all likelihood fall again.
    To rebuild upon same proven weak foundations is folly.
    What will be eventual destiny of the land now occupied?
    I can remember 50 years ago and efforts of money spent to stop the shores from washing away.
    Shores where mainly the wealthy can see amd their edifices of wealth be seen.
    A casino on the shores is a gamble on a far larger table.
    Where the rest of humanity is funneled. Into areas even made denser than the density they tried to flee; so they can lie like bundled together rats or as lemmings falling into polluted seas.
    It is beyond time to view the macro, and quit worrying about the micro that has no unity.
    Do the looters care if what was looted last but just temporary, think not; but the ill gained wealth. Will be spent without regard to tomorrow and the next opportunity out of catastrophy.
    At the bright edge many who seeked work in the past may now find work.

    November 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kharma, inc.

    @nameskel...you are making assumptions rather than facing the facts. Our debt has burdened the world, and our pollution has polluted the world. Giving to Red Cross is not the cure for that which ails US. Is that the best idea you could come-up with to help America get back on her feet?

    November 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      Kharma inc. I read a lot of your blogs and I agree at more times with what u have to say. Now im on my way to clean up flood damage from my friends home that had three ft of water along the western shore of maryland. Now that said people affected by this storm are not looking at your statments for the future of this nation, they are cleaning up and trying to survive. Now which part of the country are you snuggled in ?? Oh and I gave to the red cross!

      November 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I can guarantee one thing, 'Kharma', that is you went up to ONE person who was devastated by Hurricane Irene, Katrina, Sandy, et al, and started talking about how fat, how wasteful, how...WHATEVER this nation is, you would most likely get punched.
      And I wouldn't blame them.
      A little empathy for your fellow human wouldn't kill you.
      What you are talking about is not going to help ONE GD PERSON out; worthy as it is.
      Time and place, sport; time and place.

      November 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @s kel:
      He hails from Colorado Springs, which, during the devastating fires there, he was conspi cuously silent about what he's talking about right now.
      Can one guess the reason why?

      Abstracts and data mean NOTHING to the people affected by this, and any other, killer storms.

      November 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      So what you seem to be saying is...America deserves this storm...and Vishnu sent it?

      November 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And Haiti, too..because they waste their food and are so obese.
      Yep.

      November 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tammy

    Very disturbed by the response I just received from US Airways. They are charging my 86 year old grandmother a $150 change fee for cancelling her reservation to come visit for my birthday even though she is without power in Ocean City Maryland and is having to stay at home in her flooded house to await the insurance adjusters. They will not wave them! Going up to my fourth supervisor at this time and still no assistance.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tammy

    US Airways response to elderly passenger who was supposed to visit me next week and cannot due to a flooded home and no electricity is just amazing! They want to charge her $150 dollars on top of everything else she has lost. INCREDIBLE.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hide Behind

      What is incredible is that instead of picking up the extra dough for someone you are personally responsible for and from. You spend your time not only begging but expecting r someone else to.
      Take care of your own responsabilitys.
      Tell her to take a bus or hawk something,
      JEEEEEESH how unimportant the importance of sucha small inconveniece is to those eho succor and suck up. Expecting charity to cover their own pocket books. A check shows all means of transport are pretty well over ability to move.
      YET the hotels motels in outlying aread are not booked solid and every dhelter incity has poeer.food is being distributed in massivpe amounts with hardly a glich at
      aat the churches are finally uding their jobs as part of homeland. Security to distribute help.
      Tell her to suck it up.andif she can't then get your own a..
      In gear and go to her.
      Exvuses ? WHOis being abused and by whom.

      November 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tammy

    Will I ever book with US Airways again? NO. Not after their lack of compassion for an 86 year old woman who needs to change her flight because her home is flooded and power out. I am appalled!

    November 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tammy

    Anyone had good customer service experiences with US airways they want to take another 150 dollars from an 86 year old woman who has a flooded house and no power.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tammy

    FORGET US AIRWAYS TRYING TO TAKE ANOTHER 150 DOLLARS FROM AN 86 YEAR OLD WHO CANT LEAVE HER HOME DUE TO FLOODING.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Fullofopinions

    Ok so, how do we manage to help other countries in time of need and no one comes to our rescue in crisis mode such as the East Coast Hurricane? Doesn't anyone think this is strange that our president does not ask (or demand) other countries to pour some of thier money into our country? Why doesn't the media bring this up? Where's the love? : )

    November 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It is not up to the POTUS to "demand" anything from other nations to help in OUR clean-up...that is out of the scope of any POTUS's duties.
      Would certainly nice if other nations helped us, though, I agree.

      November 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tammy

    still no resolution from us airways shame on you!

    November 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tammy

    us airlines treatment of 86 year old who cannot fly on 11/8 due to flooded home in ocean city and wanting 150 dollars after already loosing almost everything is absolutely disgraceful

    November 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hide Behind

    Tere have been multiple offers of helpHeck even a couple so called radical islamic groups offered.
    A compadre said a local islamic group was trying to pitch in but was rebuffed so they are just winging it on their own.That when other nations do offer help the US slaps them in face. Due to political and economic groups need to out macho rest. Of world does not help.
    WE only need allies with military might and multi- national Clout and for that we pay.

    November 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
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