Superstorm Sandy: Voices From A FEMA Line In Coney Island

Nov 2, 2012
Originally published on November 2, 2012 3:46 pm

NPR's Zoe Chace made her way to Coney Island in Brooklyn this afternoon. There she found residents making line at a FEMA processing center.

Zoe spoke to DeQuan Franklin and Roberta Johnson, who wanted to apply for emergency relief. They said in all their time living in New York they've never seen anything like this. Franklin says he's had to walk 20 minutes to find an open store. He said she had to walk almost 70 blocks to find a laundromat.

"The neighborhood doesn't look nothing like it did a few days ago," DeQuan said.

Johnson said her neighborhood was deserted, quiet and dark. "Scary," she said.

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