New York lost in the cold and the lack of electricity, gas

Sunday, November 4, 2012

New York lost in the cold and the lack of electricity, gas


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Power Systems in Manhattan has been restored yesterday but serious fuel shortages threaten the recovery of New York after when super typhoon Sandy strikes on the U.S. east coast last week.

New York lost in the cold and the lack of electricity, gas
People wait in line to buy gasoline at Brooklyn, New York, on November 2. Photo: AP

Power had been restored in most of the Manhattan area after flood waters withdrawn from populated areas and has always been known as a city that does not sleep. "Manhattan is no longer a 'ghost town' or look like a horror movie," says Bob McGee, spokesman for the companies The Edison said.

The staff work hard to provide electricity for the school is expected to reopen on Monday 11/5 and for the election on Tuesday 11/6.

However, about 90,000 people still live without electricity in the coming weeks, the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo told reporters. For many people, no electricity means no heating on a low temperature and cold wind, heavy rain will occur in New York in the coming days.

In Long Island, 555 000 people are missing, down more than 1.2 million people before. A total of about 2.5 million people still lack electricity around 7 states that storm Sandy went through, AFP quoted U.S. Secretary of Energy said.

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the state's biggest obstacle is serious fuel shortages. Long lines of cars and the zigzag line on the way to the gas station. Gov. Chris Christie vowed to quantitatively gas distribution. The odd car number plates will only be poured gasoline on the car and those with even-numbered plates will pour gasoline on even-numbered days.

In New York, authorities announced will deploy military trucks carrying gasoline and provide 37 liters (10 gallons) of free gas per car. "30 million liters of gasoline has been transferred and another 100 million liters of petrol will be provided in the next two days. We will quickly overcome the shortage of fuel," the governor of the state of New York.

In addition, the subway system in New York was basically running back and passengers ride free in the days following a disaster. A million students in New York will be back in school tomorrow and the military will provide millions of meals for the poor in two states in the coming weeks. The Red Cross also said it would speed up the establishment of shelter, to get warm in time for the group of people living in damp houses with no heating.

However, there are still many people angered by the response of the authorities. Some people shouted at the New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, complaining about the state of relief, when he visited the people of the flood. Mr. Bloomberg encouraged residents and promised to provide the necessary facilities to best care for people damaged by the storm.

Here are some pictures about New York after super typhoon Sandy:


Many areas of New York remain without power (Reuters)



Eddie Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from a flooded coin laundry in the Coney Island neighborhood of New York on Friday, November 2. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the East Coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. View photos of New York bracing for Sandy.


A New York City Police officer watches over a Hess fuelling station in Brooklyn, New York, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid


People line up for gasoline in New York amid shortages in the aftermath of Sandy. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP


Television cook and author Sandra Lee serves food at the Bowery Mission to New Yorkers on November 3, 2012.

The half of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge attached to Brooklyn is lit while the half attached to Staten Island is dark in New York on Friday night.(Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)



People hug as they wait to have their phones and laptops charged at a portable generator set up on Nov. 1 in the West Village in New York City. Hurricane Sandy left parts of the state and the surrounding area flooded and without power. Timothy A. Clary, AFP/Getty Images


Oil sheen is visible on the waters of Arthur Kill on the border of New Jersey and New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. (NOAA)

Responders face an oily debris field in Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., after Hurricane Sandy. Nov. 2, 2012. (U.S. Coast Guard)