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In New Jersey, temporary housing in the form of mobile homes ready for families Sandy victims. A parking lot at Six Flags in Jackson is serving as a staging area for mobile homes  Currently, the 40 units are composed of one and two-bedroom homes, with 10 additional, three-bedroom units being delivered shortly. They would be available up to 18 months to commercial parks with vacant pads, it is being reported.

FEMA Housing Supervisor Donna Weise said,

Most the houses here are for home owners who are currently rebuilding their primary residences.  The homes will be deployed depending on where the need is, and right now the greatest need is in Monmouth and Ocean. (counties). Most of the people who will be identified for these will be homeowners that are rebuilding their damaged dwelling.”

Steve Minnick, FEMA’s federal staging unit lead, said,

What these offer are basic needs. It’s everything you need to get going after a disaster.”

Feds may put up FEMA trailers in New York for Sandy victims.

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Staten Island Sandy victims pack New York City Town Hall, November 29, 2012.  More than 1,000 people went to New Dorp High School to ask FEMA and other agencies what to do about their damaged homes and neighborhoods.

People were turned away at door and could not fit into auditorium.

Nicole Chati of New Dorp Beach said,

These people are frustrated, Lives were lost. My house — I can rebuild the house. My neighbor is dead.”

Tom Saglembeni of New Dorp Beach exclaimed,

What’s gonna happen to our neighborhood? Are they condemning our neighborhood?”

Scott and Deirdre McGrath injected,

I’m homeless. My home has no gas, water, sewage, but yet I’m still sleeping in there.  I have dust and mold that he [Department of Health NYC] is telling me to avoid, where am I supposed to go?  I’ve gone to FEMA, SBA, apartments.com, Robert Defalco Realty.  I’ve gone to news, I still cannot find an apartment, where am I supposed to live?  I feel just as lost as I did before I came here.”

Other people yelled,

I have a question!” “No one is doing what’s right for us!” “You’re a piece of crap!” “Don’t run around and pass the buck, from the FEMA guy to Department of Buildings guy.  Help us, answer our questions.”

Sandy victims turned away from packed town hall

Watch this Video, an Eye Opener! Obama did not cut the Red Tape.

Sandy victims pack NYC town hall seeking answers  Click Here

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Obama visits Hurricane Sandy, storm-hit New York. That’s right New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and back up entourage give your Democrat reelected President praise for putting the lights back on. Get those Photo ops.

Distraught homeowners take post-Sandy Obama visit with grain of salt.

Sandy Victim on Obama’s Visit: ‘He Should [Have] Been Here a Long Time Ago

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Obama: Hurricane Sandy response  a “metaphor” for how government should work at first press conference after 2012 reelection.

Obama exclaimed,

“It’s been aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it. That’s a pretty good metaphor for how I want federal government to operate generally, and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure it does.”

In Sandy response, some Red Cross, FEMA workers stayed in plush NYC hotel

In Sandy, NYC rescuers find themselves the victims

Why Did Hurricane Sandy Knock Out New York City’s Power Grid?

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