Editor Daniel Hubbard and Natalie Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
11:02 am on Monday, November 5, 2012
It is unbelievable - and no one is saying anything. Montville is a crappy town anyways, but their support in this disaster is unbelievable. The mayor is hiding!!! It was good last night to see the soccer fields lit up and half the town out of power with absolutely no power trucks in sight. The only people I have seen are the people from Verizon --god bless them they had 5 or 10 trucks in the area yesterday. Nobody else was seen. I blame the town for lack of preparation and I completely blame the governor for not responding.
9:21 am on Monday, November 5, 2012
Can anyone explain this:
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it seems to be pretty clear that residents of New York City and the surrounding areas could use all the help they can get.
However, a Davisburg man said some people in the area are more interested in “protecting their turf” than in distributing those supplies to the masses.
Mike James, an independent trucker, said he and three other truckers were told to haul a load of transformers to the city to replace equipment anticipated to be lost in the storm.
James, two men from Holly and a Flint man arrived in the city Tuesday night and slept in their trucks before attempting to deliver the 144 transformers to emergency workers.
When they arrived Wednesday, they were turned away by Con Edison employees because they were not union workers.
“These transformers here, I don’t know how many lines they would power or how many homes they would power, but just the fact that they were supposed to be going to help people, and these union guys care more about protecting their turf — I got a very sour taste in my mouth about New York City people,” James said.
The transformers weren’t the only help to be turned away.
“Utility crews came up from Alabama,” James said.
“They called them scabs and sent them home. They said those people from Alabama were taking food out of their families’ mouths.”
8:17 am on Monday, November 5, 2012
I am sick and tired of everyone patting themselves on the back for a job well done -----it is a complete joke that we are still without power 7 days later. I am so tired of hearing the governor and JCP&L feel so good about the job they are doing. It doesn't make me feel any better and to be perfectly honest just pisses me off a bit more. The reality is as follows: The are working 24 hours a day ---complete myth. I drove through all the streets not one crew working on the issues. Plenty of downed wires, plenty of downed trees but not one crew working --come on Gov. didn't you tell us that they were working so hard!!! Gas - go south in Jersey and there are no lines - why they get their gas from the same place -- because they have power!!!!! Only 40% of stations in the north are up and running -- can anyone say generator????? Supposed to be the worst storm in history (which it could very well be) and no real preparations with the exception of evacuations was done by the governor. mr. Governor, Stop talking and start doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8:09 am on Monday, November 5, 2012
The governor has shown that he is very adept at managing fiscal issues. When it comes to disasters, however, he is a total disaster. Why are there lines at Gas stations in northern NJ. Absolutely self induced by having only 30% of the stations up and running. Why are people in Northern NJ still without power?? Going into a cold spell, not having heat is just a disaster. He talks a tough game, but I drove yesterday in the towns of Montville and Booton, there was not one crew working anywhere in the town. Are you kidding me, they are working around the clock. Crews from the south with supplies and people are being turned away by our Unions --- and Christie the big fat tough guy does nothing but accept it. Go have another donut you fat pig.
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