Sandy - Burnout
- 2I am working crazy hours here and transportation is nearly impossible. The hours I am spending between commuting and working are crazy. Working with little to no sleep. I am one of the lucky ones because I still have heat and hot water and electricity. But some people are doing all of this with out the basics at home. I hope all of this resolves quickly. To all the nurses out there putting in crazy hours I salute you.
Morale throughout the city is very low right now and if they dont start getting power back soon I am honestly scared of what might happen here. I know it is not as bad as katrina but it is so cold at night for people without electricity. I am volunteering at a shelter to try to help.
I hope this starts to turn around soon!!!
- 0Nov 2, '12 by bubblejet50My mom is in nj and their town still doesnt have electricity either. They at least have a fireplace. I dont think much of the nation knows what is really going on still. Thank you for everything you all are doing. I hear little gas is available and lots of detours. Food in some areas is also a problem. I cant imagine the mess it is out there
- 0people are waiting for hours to get gas for cars in the whole tristate area ... food is becoming scarce ... there is looting ... it is feeling really feudal down here. i am scared of what may happen this weekend if things do not start to get better. I think the mayor is waiting for the first death by frostbite before he cancels this stupid NYC marathon. Dont get me wrong i was even scheduled to volunteer as staff for the event. however i would rather help people who really need the help. they should at least postpone the race.
- 0all the local roads have downed trees no lights dangerous night conditions. the stores most things are sold out i am not trying to wine but I never thought NYC could be so close to a third world country. people are literally in McDonald trying to charge phones the entire city below 40th street has no electricity I really do not know what the problem is i think the devastation is just too widespread to get help to everywhere all at once i think once the electricity is restored people will be able to begin pumping water out of homes and have access to the rest of the world.
- 1Nov 2, '12 by bubblejet50Yea my mom says lots of downed trees, stores sold out of lots of things, food stores are running low because their electricity isnt working and their fridges are out. Ice is in shortage so they are running out of ways to store the food they do have. She is in west orange, nj which is a 45 min bus ride from nyc and they have not seen or heard of any help from the govt, fema, or red cross. I live in iowa and most people I talk to here do not know its that bad out there. They were shocked listening to the news today. Police were even barring residents in my moms town from driving at all until yesterday. You guys out on the east coast need more help and support than you are getting
- 0Nov 3, '12 by DoGoodThenGoQuote from g8sushmaTo be fair only the hard hit affected parts of NYC are having problems. I live on the UES and aside from downed tree leaves and branches you'd be hard pressed to know anything more than an average storm passed through.all the local roads have downed trees no lights dangerous night conditions. the stores most things are sold out i am not trying to wine but I never thought NYC could be so close to a third world country. people are literally in McDonald trying to charge phones the entire city below 40th street has no electricity I really do not know what the problem is i think the devastation is just too widespread to get help to everywhere all at once i think once the electricity is restored people will be able to begin pumping water out of homes and have access to the rest of the world.
By Thursday some supermarkets and shops were running low on food but that was because of an increased demand (lots of persons staying in, had guests from displaced areas, etc...) and people coming from downtown where there was no power to shop), however saw lots of trucks making deliveries and by Friday things were back to normal.
Power was out in Manhattan below West 27th Street and about East 29th. Know this because spoke with friends who live in Chelesa near FIT and they just beat the cutoff (West 28th Street) and had power, but one block south did not.
- 0Nov 3, '12 by g8sushmaWell i live in bk and my bf lives in queens he had been without heat and electricity since monday night today is saturday they just got back power and there were some really cold nights and transportation from brooklyn was no walk in the park either and yes on the ues it doesnt feel to different but for most of the affected people weather without power or food or home or proper transportation have been affected i work at hospital for special surgery and it has take. Me almost 3 hrs to travel each way thanks to an amazing administration at my hosptal they charted buses to each borough to help with these issuesMy point is hes the ues is not seeing much of the troubles the rest of the northeast is seeing but it is pretty bad out there
- 0Nov 3, '12 by Sloan RNIs your hospital offering to house staff that are pulling extra shifts? I haven't experienced a direct-hit natural disaster like this before, but my hospital has faced a few extraordinary weather situations where they've either set up cots and rollaway beds for staff to sleep in and provided food/laundry/showers/etc. to everyone so the hospital can remain staffed, or they've set up deals with hotels that are within walking distance. Are NYC hospitals not doing that? Just curious.