Voices from the city
New Yorkers share their stories as relief pours in
As of this morning, power was restored to some areas of the city, including lower Manhattan, which had been completely without electricity since Monday night. Food and water supplies have also been pouring in to the city from the Red Cross and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Volunteers have been pitching in all over the city.
But many parts of the city are still without power or public transportation and are still suffering from shortages and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
In the city that never sleeps, complete and total darkness is something that most New Yorkers aren't used to. They're not used to gas shortages, either.
Even though emergency supplies of gas are beginning to make their way to the city, the entire metropolitan region and New Jersey have been suffering from a severe shortage. Getting fuel delivered during the storm and its aftermath has been largely impossible.
Read the rest of the story on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website.
—Kid Reporter Fred Hechinger
Photo: Volunteers help unload food from a truck for distribution to the residents of the Lower East Side on Friday, November 2, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)