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As you are reading this a massive FEMA camp “tent city” is being erected north of Woodbridge, military guards are present and reports of black helicopters circulate throughout the town.
By Shepard Ambellas
November 11, 2012
NEW JERSEY — According to local reports, near the Linden Airport north of Woodbridge a massive FEMA camp is being constructed in plain sight as military guards and officials downplay the activity as normal.
Inside the camps perimeter there are water tanker trucks, tents, building supplies, and portable shower and sanitation facilities causing concern to say the least.
It was reported by the Woodbridge Patch that a few of the guards admitted the new construction on the site was indeed a FEMA project.
FEMA spokesman Scott Sanders denied that the project was in anyway connected to FEAM stating in a report by Deborah Bell, ”We might provide provisions, but we don’t run shelters,” Sanders said when asked if the tents were to be used for people displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Across the Arthur Kill from Woodbridge, Staten Island residents who were devastated by last week’s hurricane and storm surge are still homeless.
The report goes on to read;
Officials in Staten Island have been looking at several possible sites to house Sandy victims, including reopening an old prison facility, according to the Staten Island Advance.
Sanders pointed to the Red Cross as a source for finding out what the tent city is for; the Red Cross did not return repeated phone calls.
A spokesman in the office of Linden Mayor Richard Gerbounka said the tents were to be used for utility workers from out of state who had flooded New Jersey after the hurricane hit.
It is true that many utility workers were working in the central New Jersey area to restore power since last week. But in a conference call Friday, the last one of the Hurricane Sandy media updates, PSEG President Ralph LaRossa said that he expected the workers to begin leaving by Sunday or Monday.
The tent city was put up only in the past few days, so it wouldn’t seem to be needed for out-of-state utility workers whose emergency work here was largely completed.
The Union County Office of Emergency Management also said the tents were to house utility workers, but they, too, had nothing to do with it, according to spokesman Sebastian D’elia. As of Friday, “ten percent of the county still doesn’t have power,” he said, so he wasn’t anxious to see the utility workers leave before electrical service was restored.
The camp appears it will be for an overflow of Staten Island residents that have been displaced from the storm, signifying the possibility that FEMA plane on relocating displaced victims out-of-state. However, a Linden police officer stated that it is for utility workers, but yes, FEMA is in charge of the camp facility.
By M. Frank Drover – Contributor
November 10, 2012
Ever wondered how you might fare inside a FEMA camp?
Northeast residents are getting a dose, and as you may have guessed, it’s not exactly a fun-filled party with treats, air conditioning and group dancing.
Sitting there last night you could see your breath,” said Sotelo.
“At (Pine Belt) the Red Cross made an announcement that they were sending us to permanent structures up here that had just been redone, that had washing machines and hot showers and steady electric, and they sent us to tent city. We got fucked.”
“The elections are over and here we are. There were Blackhawk helicopters flying over all day and night. They have heavy equipment moving past the tents all night.”
Welcome to the part of the disaster where people start falling through the cracks.
No media is allowed inside the fenced complex, which houses operations for JCP&L’s army of workers from out of the area.
The FEMA website indicated on Monday that there had been a shelter for first responders, utility and construction workers to take a break, although the compound now contains a full-time shelter operated by the state Department of Human Services.
Sotelo scrolls through the photos he took inside the facility as his wife, Renee, huddles for warmth inside a late-model Toyota Corolla stuffed with possessions, having to drive out through the snow and slush to tell their story.
The images on the small screen include lines of outdoor portable toilets, of snow and ice breaching the bottom of the tent and an elderly woman sitting up, huddled in blankets.
Source: Asbury Park Press
Billions of dollars recklessly spent on purported ‘emergency response plans’ by FEMA and this is the end result.
Is it any wonder why no media is allowed in the FEMA complex? Americans would be appalled.
It’s almost as if the Agency is purposefully incompetent at their job.
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The FEMA Camp (tent city) dubbed “Camp Freedom” is home to over 800 citizens in the Martial Law controlled region of New Jersey that was devastated by the recent super storm.
By Shepard Ambellas
November 10, 2012
OCEANPORT — No media is allowed into “Camp Freedom” as the government is afraid the truth will reach the masses. City and government buses have been converted to transport displaced civilians and emergency workers into the camp as a major snow squall and bad weather continue to plague the region.
Martial law is still in effect.
Military, FEMA and the Red Cross are on scene inside the camp perimeter.
The third world conditions at “Camp Freedom” are despicable to say the least as residents have stated:
“Everybody is angry over here. It’s like being prison,” said Sotelo, who grew up in Wayne. “I’ve been working since I was 10. I’ve been on my own since I was 16. And for things to be so bad that it’s pissing me off, that tells you something.”, according to app.com.
More displaced residents are expected to sign-in as weather and fuel conditions worsen. Military and law enforcement are running heavy patrols in the storm battered areas.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was quoted as saying:
“I mean, I can’t build them apartments right now, in the next week, so we’re gonna get them as close to their homes as we can get them. But I can’t wave a magic wand and create housing.”
100′s of thousands of people remain without power as emergency crews work day and night.
CBS reported, “Sandy’s destruction has left thousands of people homeless for the foreseeable future. FEMA estimates 101,000 people in New York and New Jersey qualify for hotel subsidies and 56,000 people qualify for help renting a new home or fixing a damaged one. And the agency’s moving in several hundred mobile homes into the hurricane zone.”
And if this is not enough for you yet or if it is all unbelievable, in New York City they are now using prison facilities as temporary housing facilities for displaced citizens, solving the need for portable FEMA camps.
The New York Post reported;
The state is eyeing the recently shuttered Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island as a temporary home for people displaced by the ravages of Sandy and this week’s nasty nor’easter, officials said yesterday.
Closed last December, the medium-security prison could feed and sleep as many as 900 people with nowhere else to go.
“Our facilities staff have to go through it to determine what it would take to get it up and running for such a purpose,” said Peter Cutler, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections.Displaced Sandy victims could be housed in dorms at Staten Island’s shuttered Arthur Kill Correctional Facility — razor wire and all.
“Of course, the challenge is the fact that it was closed a year ago and all of the major infrastructure components, such as boilers and wastewater system, were deactivated.”
There are as many as 40,000 New Yorkers who need shelter from the one-two punch of extreme weather events, according to city estimates.
On Staten Island alone, about 5,200 people applied for temporary FEMA housing, but only about two dozen people have been successfully placed, federal sources said.
So it may resemble a scene out of “The Walking Dead,” but officials and displaced people alike say the former prison ought to be considered as a refuge.
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