40,000 NYC Residents with No Heat – ‘Warming Centers’ to Open, FEMA Camps Next?
Parts of Staten Island and Queens remain lawless and without power as city, military, and law enforcement officials are overworked and understaffed.
With that being said, parts of Manhattan reportedly are starting to resume business.
By Shepard Ambellas
November 5, 2012
NEW YORK CITY — As many as 40,000 residents of the city are left with no shelter or power as a winter cold front moves in with the potential for snow.
It has been reported that the elderly, women, and children have been left to freeze out by the government as the crisis could worsen.
Heat is a major concern amongst the people. Fuel shortages have also plagued the city in what has been described by some as a “Gas-Pocalypse”.
Residents fortunate enough to have back-up generators are running low on fuel as their free government allotment has dissipated. National Guardsmen and law enforcement officials continue to work around the clock to handle the increased workload left in aftermath of the storm.
Officials have announced that some “warming shelters” (a prelude to FEMA camps?) will be opening in various parts of the city while the White House sanctioned 12 million more gallons of gas to be shipped to parts of New York and New Jersey’s National Guard armories.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned that there is a “massive, massive housing problem” and has mentioned relocation of the displaced population. But where would such a population be sent?