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Kathy Lahey sifted through her damaged home in Breezy Point, Queens, Sunday. The homes of as many as 30,000 to 40,000 people were significantly damaged by Sandy, officials said at a news conference in New York, and require long- and short-term housing.  Image courtesy of WSJ.

Kathy Lahey sifted through her damaged home in Breezy Point, Queens, Sunday. The homes of as many as 30,000 to 40,000 people were significantly damaged by Sandy, officials said at a news conference in New York, and require long- and short-term housing. Image courtesy of WSJ.

While I do not mean to make light of either situation, what does the Americans who died in the September 11th Benghazi attacks have in common with the victims of Superstorm Sandy now known as Barack Obama’s Katrina?

The common attributes is that Obama left Americans behind.

In the case of the Benghazi, Obama and clan knew about the calls for aid from those under attack.  They did nothing.  My bad, Obama and clan did do something.  They watched as terrorists attacked the consulate and the safe house, which we are now learning, may have doubled as a secret CIA prison.  They watched these men die and then they lied about it.

Afterwards Obama went to bed, got up the next morning, held a short press conference in which he lied and then jetted off to Las Vegas to resume the top priority of four years in the Oval Office, i.e., campaigning and fundraising.

As for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, Obama traveled to New Jersey for a photo op twelve days ago, made empty promises and then went resumed campaigning.  Leaving the problems of Sandy to suffering Americans, Obama has not looked back since.

behind-the-wheel-of-obamas-katrina.  Image courtesy of The Week.

behind-the-wheel-of-obamas-katrina. Image courtesy of The Week.

It has been two months since the Benghazi attacks and two weeks since Superstorm Sandy Obama’s Katrina and all have been left out to dry as Obama basks in his re-election.

Adding insult to injury, last week, a nor’easter ripped through the northeast compounding the misery of those areas and families still reeling from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, correction Obama’s Katrina.

Less than 24 hours after the presidential election and upon touchdown of the nor’easter, FEMA immediately abandoned New Yorkers closing up shop leaving Americans out in the cold, dark, homeless, without food, water, electricity, gas, heat and other resources.

In other words, do not rest your laurels on FEMA if the weather is bad.

While it is being reported that FEMA closed for one day only, the word on the street is that they were closed both Wednesday AND Thursday  and while we’re on the subject, where did all of the gas that was supposed coming our way ten days ago disappear to?

While Obama went golfing this weekend and continues to celebrate his re-election, Americans continue to suffer under the devastation of Superstorm Sandy Obama’s Katrina and the death tolls rises.

Powerless Far Rockaway Tenants Want Generators like NYCHA Residents

Last week, the city-owned Ocean Bay houses on the north side of the track flickered back to life after NYCHA hauled in generators. The apartments, which lost power when Hurricane Sandy struck Oct. 29, once again glowed at night.

But just across the A line, thousands of tenants at Ocean Village apartments remain in the dark. As of Friday, the federally subsidized low-income housing property was still without power and heat.

Residents say management and the Long Island Power Authority hasn’t told them when lights will return. They also wonder why someone can’t do for them what the city did for Ocean Bay just a block away.

‘This is federal programming. Why don’t we have generators?’ Anthony Mack, 47, asked. ‘Why do we gotta wait until LIPA fixes the power?…’

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Con Ed Customers Getting Angry After Two Weeks Without Power

BRIGHTON BEACH — As 55,000 New York residents continue to struggle from Hurricane Sandy-spurred power losses, perceived lack of activity by providers is sparking anger.

At a Con Ed mobile command center located on Voorhies and Ocean Avenues, in Brooklyn, several customers said Saturday the station is little more than a place to vent.

Lawrence Kimel said that he and seven neighbors on Coleridge Street, in Manhattan Beach, had been trying to contact Con Ed representatives by telephone since the day of the storm — and had been unable to get any answers on restorations.

So when he heard about a mobile command center about a block away from his home on Saturday, he headed there immediately.

Kimel, 33, was then directed to another station because his address fell outside of that center’s jurisdiction, he said.

The representatives present were not helpful, he said.

‘I’ve been without power 11 days. They asked me ‘am I single,’’ he said of a female Con Ed staffer. ‘They think it’s a joke….’

…On the phone, it’s even worse, Kimel said.

“You go nowhere,” he said. “Every day I call, and they tell me not to call with individual problems. How is it an individual problem if all of my neighbors are without power?’

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Hit hard: Half of the city's deaths were people from Staten Island, one of their neighbourhoods pictured early last week. Image courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk.

Hit hard: Half of the city’s deaths were people from Staten Island, one of their neighbourhoods pictured early last week. Image courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk.

Man, 66, found drowned in home two weeks after Sandy and 77-year-old dies from fall in darkened apartment bringing death toll to 43

Police say a 77-year-old man who died from injuries sustained in a fall at his darkened apartment building has become the latest victim of Superstorm Sandy – raising the city’s death toll related to the storm to 43.

Authorities say Albert McSwain died on Saturday. He was found Oct. 31 at the bottom of the steps of his building on Rockway Beach Boulevard. The building had no power. He had injuries to his head and was paralyzed from the neck down and was taken to the hospital.

Police say there have been 23 storm-related deaths on Staten Island; 11 in Queens; seven in Brooklyn, and two in Manhattan….

… A 66-year-old man who lived alone has been found drowned almost two weeks after super storm Sandy, bringing the death toll to 42.

David Maxwell was found by police in his living room with his cat which had also drowned at the yellow Midland Beach home.

‘It’s so horrible,’ his neighbour Dorothy Matthews, 71, told the New York Post. ‘He was alone in the world except for his cat and his partner in the nursing home.’

Friends said Mr Maxwell was a former Marine who served in Vietnam…

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While Obama was doing a victory dance last Tuesday, Americans up and down the east coast were reeling from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

Two weeks post later, Superstorm Sandy has become Barack Obama’s Katrina.

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10 Fulton FLICKR Brooklyn Raised

Untitled Superstorm Sandy FLICKR by Bklyn Raised

Untitled Superstorm Sandy FLICKR by Bklyn Raised

Progressives are up in arms that Superstorm Sandy is being referred to as Obama’s Katrina but Katrina victims see the connection between Sandy and Katrina so what’s the problem.  Are we dealing with another double standard here?

Sandy stirs up painful memories for Katrina survivors

NEW ORLEANS — The chaos wrought by Superstorm Sandy, the homes tossed from foundations and landmarks buried beneath seawater, delivered a gut-wrenching dose of deja vu for survivors of Hurricane Katrina like Joe and Gloria Robert.

Their own home flooded beneath 7 feet of salty water when the levees broke after Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, and they know all too well what their countrymen to the north will face: years of debris removal, cleanup, rebuilding, haggling with insurance companies, paying mortgages on homes left unlivable. And they knew they had to help….

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And two weeks post-Obama’s Katrina and the shortage on fuel remains in the area as per the latest screenshot of a map from Gas Buddy/Sandy‘s website.

People wait in line for gas in New Jersey after superstorm Sandy. Fort Myers volunteer Dave Bobel took the picture while helping those affected by the storm. / Special to news-press.com

People wait in line for gas in New Jersey after superstorm Sandy. Fort Myers volunteer Dave Bobel took the picture while helping those affected by the storm. / Special to news-press.com

Where the Heck is all of the Gas?

Industry officials first blamed the fuel shortage on the gas stations themselves, many of which lost power behind the storm. However, power at the majority of these stations resumed quickly– actually in a matter of a few days.

Then, the shortage was blamed on a slowdown in fuel deliveries from neighboring Connecticut and New Jersey due to closed tunnels and bridges. But, by Monday, the majority of New York City’s bridges and tunnels had re-opened.

Still and yet, the gas shortage and long gas lines persist around the city. In fact, the situation has grown dire enough to compel Bloomberg on Thursday to announce that New York City will begin rationing its fuel reserves through an odd-even license plate system for gasoline purchases.

So, again, what’s the problem? Where is the fuel?

Well, according to gas industry officials, the problem is multi-layered…..

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