Nov 01 2012
Posted by CHLY News as News & Updates |
Thursday, November 1, 2012 From DemocracyNow.org
Blackout Conditions at Democracy Now!
Democracy Now! is broadcasting under power outage conditions as we, and much of New York City, are without electricity after Superstorm Sandy pounded the East Coast.
We speak with residents of the low-income and largely minority community of Manhattan’s Lower East Side who live in the shadow of a Consolidated Edison substation that flooded during Superstorm Sandy and has left thousands in the dark. With no sign of help from the city or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, residents talk to Democracy Now! producer Renée Feltz about the storm’s impact on their lives. Many are struggling to carry water up darkened stairwells in buckets filled up at fire hydrants, while others are assisting bedridden elderly parents who live in the Jacob Riis public housing units. Everyone is asking when their power will be restored… See http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/1/without_power_and_aid_low_income
Go to http://democracynow.org/ to see our in depth look at this historic extreme weather, the damage it caused to nuclear reactors on the East Coast, and the role of climate change. Also, see http://www.democracynow.org/special/extreme_weather