Hurricane Recovery Underway in New York and New Jersey

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Destroyed taxi cab on Coney Island after Hurricane Irene Destroyed taxi cab on Coney Island after Hurricane Irene (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

New York and New Jersey are still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. As of Tuesday evening, there were 2.3 million New Yorkers without power. And as of Tuesday morning, there were 2.6 million households in New Jersey without power. The subway, NJ Transit, and PATH trains are still out of service, and a number of roads are blocked with debris and water. 

J. David Goodman, reporter for our partner, The New York Times, and freelance reporter Scott Gurian explain the latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

Guests:

David Goodman and Scott Gurian

Comments [1]

Helen from downtown NYC

My home was flooded to five feet in the basement and is still without power, heat or phone service (landline or cell). Shops, banks and pharmacies were all closed and some were flooded. Yesterday I tried to get uptown with another single parent and her child, 5 years old, asthmatic, needing medicine and phone service. There was no bus service yet, although 2 car services drivers tried to bilk us for a ride from 14th street to 39th for $20. All the while, a stream of SUVs and cars -- many empty except the driver -- were streaking up and down the avenues. Eventually I started trying to thumb a ride. No-one stopped. Why isn't the mayor's office asking people to help out in this simple way? And why aren't people stopping? Just trying to get the word around. Surely this is an obvious and easy way to lend significant support.

Oct. 31 2012 02:47 PM

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