(NaturalNews) The post-superstorm situation continues to deteriorate in the Northeast, with words like "chaos" "panic" and "starvation" now becoming increasingly common. Victims are dumpster diving for food, having gone hungry for several days. Fuel remains in desperately short supply, and tensions are running high throughout the region.
"With patience running thin and tension running high in the fight for fuel after Superstorm Sandy, the scene at area gas stations has been chaotic," reports CBS News. "The situation got so intense in Queens on Thursday, one man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing after he tried to cut a line at a gas station and pointed a pistol at another motorist who complained."
Residents are currently waiting in line for six hours to get gasoline, and people are defecating in the hallways of residential buildings, as they have nowhere else to go. That shocking fact is revealing in this YouTube video.
"Police were in place at many spots to keep the peace between furious, frustrated drivers," reports Reuters. "Frustration grew for superstorm Sandy's victims in the U.S. Northeast on Friday, many of whom were left with no power, no gasoline and little information about when their shattered lives might return to normal."
"They forgot about us," said Theresa Connor, 42, describing her Staten Island neighborhood as having been "annihilated."
Mayor Bloomberg uses generators, resources to run a marathon while NY citizens suffer and starve
Mayor Bloomberg has now abandoned Staten Island victims and has decided to redirect large power generators and police forces to a New York marathon being held today. What's emerging now is a political elite that is oblivious to the needs of the People. As Reuters reports:
"I just walked past four huge generators. Those could be put to use for people who need them," said Marjorie Dial, a tourist from Oregon who was shocked to see the generators in Central Park, where the marathon finishes. "What they've discovered on Staten Island should have been the tipping point - the bodies."
"Gas is being rationed in parts of New York and New Jersey. The pumps are running on empty -- and so is patience," reports CBS News. "That desperation is why there is so much panic buying at the pump." One fuel buyer said, "This is crazy, it's like post-apocalyptic scenarios, you know with this gas. It's as important as food and water to people. It's a dogfight out here."
Keeps getting worse by the day
Con Edison says power won't be restored to most customers until Nov. 10 or 11. Because gas stations need electricity to pump fuel, this means gasoline supplies won't be readily available to residents for another full week.
Over the next week, it's clear that the situation is going to erode even further. We're going to see more people begging for help, more chaos and more tensions rising. The political elite will, of course, continue to ignore the suffering of real victims just like we saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
What we're watching here is the failure of FEMA and Big Government to help victims in the aftermath of a devastating storm. What we are witnessing is proof positive of the need for individual preparedness in an era of failed government.
Red Cross shows up with hot chocolate and cookies
Yep, cookies! As if the people there need hydrogenated oils, refined sugar and processed wheat to power through the apocalypse.
The response of the Red Cross is an INSULT to the people of New Jersey and New York. Cookies? Really? No blankets, no fuel, no superfoods, no real nutrition... just processed hot chocolate and cookies. Wow.
How pathetic is that? I guess there's no more reason to give money to the Red Cross. It just goes to buy processed crap that's handed out to bewildered victims who need REAL help!
Meanwhile, victims on Staten Island are saying things like, "I haven't had food in two days."
"We are far from fine, and the fact that the mayor wants to have a marathon this weekend, when we've had people who have lost their lives or house, everything they've worked for their whole lives … I mean, its unbelievable to me," Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said in a CBS News report.
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