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Flooded Coney Island Buildings Paralyze Many Residents — Emergency Services Helping Out In The Area
Posted By Willie Simpson On November 5, 2012 @ 3:15 pm In News & Features | 5 Comments
A news report is shining a light  on Coney Island residents still left in the dark with no power, and in some cases with no heat or hot water. Public housing buildings right by the boardwalk got smashed by Sandy – flooding basements, pouring sand into building lobbies, and totaling cars – leaving elderly residents vulnerable, and causing increasing dismay as each day passes.
“Cold, no water, can’t flush my commode, I have to come downstairs and bring water up, ice, my refrigerator is not working because I have no electric. We need help,” told a Coney Island tenant to NY1.
As Sheepshead Bites’ own Laura Vladimirova previously reported , the situation on Coney Island is dire, and the area is in desperate need of supplies and volunteers like her and Bensonhurst Bean’s David Cohen, who both graciously offered their time to help out. If you are looking to donate, Laura recommends the following items: water, matches, candles, flashlights, canned goods, blankets, and clothing.
The Red Cross, FEMA, and the National Guard have set up emergency services in the area to help residents in the area with food and supplies. If you are a Coney Island resident in need of relief services, you can head to Brighton Beach Avenue and Coney Island Avenue until 4:00 p.m. Services are also being offered at West 25th Street and Surf Avenue until 4:00 p.m., and FEMA will be at the MCU Ballpark until 5 p.m.
More information can also be found on the Twitter pages of local pols, including Councilman Domenic M. Recchia , and Assemblymen Alec Brook-Krasny , both of whom are supplying up to the minute status reports and updates from Coney Island in an effort bring the area back from the abyss.
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URLs in this post:
 shining a light: http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/171837/flooded-basements-keep-coney-island-tenants-waiting
 previously reported: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/11/hundreds-of-senior-citizens-in-warbasse-luna-park-and-other-co-ops-trapped-23-flights-up/
 Councilman Domenic M. Recchia: https://twitter.com/DomenicRecchia
 Assemblymen Alec Brook-Krasny: https://twitter.com/AlecBrookKrasny
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