NEW YORK (AP) — Residents and public officials are complaining that help with storm recovery is frustratingly slow to arrive on New York City's Staten Island.
Superstorm Sandy lashed the borough with high winds and a huge storm surge. Four days later, garbage is piling up, a stench hangs in the air and mud-caked mattresses and couches line the streets.
The borough president says hundreds of people are in shelters. When those close, many won't have anywhere to go because their homes were destroyed.
Worst of all was the discovery of the bodies of two little boys who had been ripped out of their mother's arms by the storm surge.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to tour the borough on Friday.