Obama Visits New Dorp Section of Staten Island
President Barack Obama arrived in New York City on Thursday morning to begin a tour of damage left by superstorm Sandy, marking his second visit to the region since the storm and his first to the nation’s largest city since he won reelection.
In the New Dorp Beach section of Staten Island, about 100 people watched as Obama made his way to a disaster recovery center run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, one of six in the city. The president shook hands and hugged people gathered there to get supplies.
One girl whose family lost her home on the beach expressed frustration. “We need help,” she said. “He should’ve been here a long time ago.”
A young man who met Obama explained that he “lost everything — I lost my job” as a result of the storm. READ MORE …
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