Transcript for Superstorm Sandy: Devastation on Staten Island
I saw the councilman about the damage. On the phone, with vin dent ignizio. You said this is more damage than you've seen before on staten island. Good morning, sir. We're happy to see sandy leave staten island. And we've learned of one confirmconfi confirmed fatality. What happened? My understanding is that the water rose so fast in the home. She was part of the zone "a," part of the community. And the nypd could not get to her. What are the biggest dangers you're seeing right now in staten island? It's nothing short of a war zone. The streets are impassable. Three-quarters of my district has no power. Limited access that goes with it. They're cut off from the outside world. And if you can't get through the streets. It's very difficult situation. I know city officials will be working kill gently on in the coming days. We heard reports earlier in the morning of people on their roofs to get rescued? A lot of us have reports through. We did a 29-hour facebook vigil when people were reaching out. People were trying to get to police as the water was rising, they were going upstairs to the second stories. And come reports of people in attics, trying to punch through. I have no way of confirming that because I'm cutoff myself. I'm trying to get as much information as I can, dogeorge. Any danger from downed power lines? Day break is coming now. You can see the arcing of live wires that touches the ground, touches cars. We've had reports of that. And the cleanup is going to take quite some time. What's the biggest need right now? My main concern is that for people that are trapped, to get to them and get out of their homes. We can always replace property. Absolutely secondary. But those that may be trapped in their homes are able to get out. Thank you. Give us your prays. Sandy is still with us right now. The storm has affected so many
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