Saturday, November 17, 2012

No electricity in Rockaways

Started by: Greater NYC for Change
Since Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City over two weeks ago, tens of thousands of people in the Rockaways have been living without heat, electricity, or running water -- and now freezing temperatures could threaten their lives.

Unless FEMA steps in right away, children, the elderly, and the sick could be in danger of hypothermia as they are exposed to freezing nighttime temperatures this week. Rockaway residents with no access to heat or electricity urgently need FEMA to set up emergency stations that will provide heat, warm meals, medical care, and a warm place to sleep.

Emergency workers and volunteers are helping storm victims around the clock -- but with the lines of communication down, storm victims in the Rockaways need our help getting their message out.
It's reported that full power may not be restored to the Rockaways until mid-December -- which is why it is so vital that the city dispatch emergency housing and supplies immediately. Please sign this petition right away and share it with everyone you can to help save lives in the Rockaways before it's too late.
This petition was started by Greater NYC for Change, part of a coalition of 45 political and advocacy groups seeking to bring attention to the needs of people in the Rockaways following Hurricane Sandy.

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