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Tonight ten we got a guy never gonna help us figure this out joining us former FEMA director Mike Browne Mike you're -- -- -- mass destruction from natural disasters like this.
So tell us where we are and where we go from here.
Well good morning -- are actually just talking through -- Producer for what are your colleagues.
Said she was already expressing her frustration about the difficulty of getting around.
People without power the frustration levels going to begin to rise as you have almost seven million people.
In that region without powers from the take several days of about a week or so to restore power.
The sort of an economic impact this will have a social impact people really get frustrated -- encourage people to just -- to chill out over this whole situation.
So in fact I always until -- have not sure exactly -- -- what do you really think chill out.
Well to recognize for example I mean I don't know what your personal situation -- is.
Charles but some people lower Manhattan that live and one of them -- one of the high rises down there.
May -- have powerful five days or six days it just depends on how long it takes the power to.
44 com live in these other utilities to get service -- backlog that people have to realize that the utility workers the construction workers.
Are going to be working as hard in this fast they can.
But it just takes time right if you're the guy at the end of the line you're the -- -- -- in there's nothing you can do about it I think -- I called my I gotta tell it here we are talking polarized figure -- -- are targeted New Yorkers we've been through this before in -- and in these crisis going back to 9/11.
So I think New Yorkers more than anybody or are accustomed to working with the the folks who know how to turn off the gas lines etc.
so we've been through that my question though is.
New York is an island as you well know most of it most of the tunnels and most of the bridges leading into and coming out of Manhattan have been closed.
It is vital to get those tunnels open again when does that happen.
I think it may take about I don't know IFR firm for example the path station has several feet of water -- -- they have to first get the water out before they can even start checking to see what kind of damage there is in the -- power restored.
That could take up to 24 hours or longer to do so and I think that's what's gonna drive people nuts is the inability to get in and out of the city.
The good the inability to get things back up and running the to have an economic impact -- -- -- -- -- social impact because people gonna get frustrated.
They're -- try to take cars they are a -- the tunnels are flooded is just gonna take time it and people have to recognize one thing.
Those people -- working as hard and fast as they -- to fix that situation.
In my -- that gets us back to what you said chill out let the system take -- itself and they know what might be the best divisive heard all week thanks a lot we appreciate it.
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