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November 1st, 2012
07:12 PM ET

Wrenching stories of death from Sandy

CNN's Lisa Sylvester looks at the stories of victims from Sandy.

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  1. Anjali

    Looking at the number of homeless folks as well as people without power, I was wondering how folks living with celiac disease are managing for their food. Celiacs need a gluten free diet, & I watched on CNN about food banks & others distributing sandwiches and processed food in the affected areas. My stomach cramps from the thought of that, as this kind of food would make celiacs very sick.
    there are plenty of us who would like to help with gluten free food & the like, Can you tell us where people can send food especially for gluten free diets? Thanks!

    November 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  2. Beth

    I am shocked that the marathon decision took this long to come to the sensible and responsible conclusion. There are so many people who where stranded, in the dark and cold. If they had canceled this immediately, hotel rooms could have been freed up to handle the thousands of people who where stranded and in harms way – including my daughter and her family who returned home to dark, cold and isolated every night after working on the part of town that apparently gets to stay lit. Unbelievable that NY officials would think that this wouldn't detract from the rescue efforts. Staten Island – devastated – lower Manhattan in the dark, transportation at a stand still, Queens reeling – gas delivery and distribution – what took so long and how was the justification to even have the discussion take all week-should have been done immediately. Money over people -Stupidity over common sense. Damage done if one minute of the collective conversation was spent on anything other than rescue , restoration and securing the basic needs of the citizens of NY. Apparently it was. Face it Bloomberg – your town got hammered, act accordingly. Acting like all is under control, or is not as bad because that is not the view out of your door – is ignorance and arrogance at it's most irresponsible level. Shameful.

    November 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  3. Lila

    I'd like to ask what could be a silly question? Where is aid from the rest of the world: the ones we are so in debt for? It appalls me that I haven't heard one peep on the news with concern and care from other countries of the world. America is broke from giving, giving, giving. We care, and stay in harms way for the rest of the world. We are so hated by many, and, in some cases rightfully so; but, on the whole, we are always there when no one else is. It woud be nice to hear that somewhere else in the world, someone is offering prayers and help as we always do.

    November 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  4. diogeron

    John King (and Wolf, implicitly) just said Obama's 3% lead was a "statistical tie" because "it's within the margin of error." Didn't you ever take a stat class, John? That's NOT what it means. Assuming a 3% plus or minus margin of error, that means that Obama's 50% to 47% lead COULD be a statistical tie OR he could actually be ahead 53% to 44%. Get it right. This misreporting might be good for ratings, but it just makes people dumber.

    November 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  5. John

    I hate to say this but what are the liberals going to do when the aftermath of Sandy turns really bad and the people find out it could have been prevented. Hurricanes are different than most storms you know about 7 days in advance who is going to be hit and how hard. One person in this country could have helped the Northeast coast more than anyone else but because of the Presidents politics it did not happen. That is Jeb Bush. Florida is the most prepared state in the nation when it comes to hurricanes. All of are gas stations have generators. Within 12-24 hours food and fresh water are in an area. I can go on but you in the media care only about the President getting re-elected not the American people as proven by Benghazi. Where was Obama a week before the storm. I wonder if he would have talked to Jeb he would have known that he needed genorators not days after the storm. I could list many things but you the media do not care you are only interested in getting Obama re-elected. How many Americans are going to die or get severely sick before you get your priorties straight?

    November 2, 2012 at 3:02 am |
    • diogeron

      Fine. You don't want the FEDs involved and want to do what Mitt suggested and privatize aid to victims. Pay for it. Don't ask the rest of us who don't live near the water to subsidize your federal flood insurance with out taxes like we do now. You don't want government? Don't call the cops or firefighters. Get Mitt to call his private company and PAY FOR IT YOURSELF.

      November 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm |

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