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Obama made his second trip to the northeast since hurricane sandy hit.
Did it yesterday.
Many parts of the area are still in shock after the storm leveled towns and left areas flooded.
Fox News senior correspondent Eric Shawn has more on the president's visit.
Embracing his role as comforter in chief.
President Obama -- Staten Island parts of which were devastated by hurricane sandy.
I promise to everybody.
I was speaking on behalf of the country when I said we are going to be here until the rebuilding its complete.
And I -- Summer come back today but I'm also gonna be coming back in the future to make sure that we have followed through.
On that commitment.
-- visited a FEMA disaster recovery center which provides hot meals and showers and offers victims information about applying for government help.
It's visit and to demonstrate the commitment of the federal government was appreciated.
But some say it's far from enough.
We want the -- -- -- up stepping up come down he apartment here boot -- here blogs get -- aimed at all would have assumed.
And and and digging in the dirt coming take a look I'll -- -- my house coming.
Get a little -- people don't want -- pat on the back in say it's going to be okay because it's not.
March daddy's house is a total loss.
To control to rethink.
How to keep track of -- this.
I don't know she's been dealing with FEMA let her family says the red tape and paperwork are frustrating -- -- -- don't need more.
We have an amendment it is a landscape -- ruined.
This house remains deposited in the middle of -- straight.
Nearby a makeshift memorial pays tribute to 85 -- -- Jimmy Rossi.
Who drowned in his bungalows backyard trying to flee the floodwaters.
That -- -- survived but only have memories.
We hit 32 years we raise my kids my grandkids.
-- -- -- Perhaps the most poignant to the victims the president met was the -- may have little branded and -- more.
The -- -- for a little boys who were swept away when the mother tried to escape the floodwaters in her SUK.
He said the family's spirit will carry people through this you know the president acknowledged.
In the coming months they're still will be complaints.
In Staten Island New York I'm -- Shawn Fox News.
And of course Eric was in Staten Island is only one of the areas that was -- well devastated by super storms -- Elizabeth MacDonald was live yesterday.
With the cleanup efforts talking about the massive amounts of garbage and we we were just having a discussion about the ability.
The people who sell trash essentially them perhaps make little bit here is going to be a great deal the recycling out -- -- Going on the metal products all the I mean one man's trash is another enhanced -- -- -- to Waste Management it's gonna bid on that.
And I think they will just that we haven't heard from them what the dealers are transport and all that trash and debris from -- -- damage out of New York State.
And it probably gonna dump it in places like Delaware Pennsylvania and that's least that's what the sanitation department -- Other -- some poignant scenes yesterday the fire and its chief was telling about it.
Also that chief at the near sanitation department say you know families are showing up at that -- trying to retrieved in -- photo albums are toys in their being turned away.
And the other problem now at the area is respiratory illnesses it's being called the -- -- call for the toxic cough because of black mold.
And that's the second.
Basically complaint to health officials are behind high blood pressure from stress so you know and it has to means yes Blackwell was an issue.
And that can be dangerous and can lead to death that you don't stop that fungal infection so it's something that there's another step.
Along the recovery that they haven't deal without there how long we talk and countless just a great question because when it -- of sanitation department they're working full -- 24/7 to remove -- and it's equivalent.
Other about a whole neighborhoods and business districts -- eleven town since now approaching the week.
Of the USS space station minutes surpassing the weight of the Empire State Building.
That that level of debris so they're trying to remove it around the clock and get it out you know we were there into the night -- have floodlights on the area.
Eighteen will trucks to remove the debris -- -- bicycles washing machines dryers and what they did was they use that that sand that piled up in the streets.
As weather as walls around that dumped so -- toxic waste doesn't leak into the into the surrounding area of this parking lot that is -- beach area we were about.
You know hundred yards away from the ocean so.
You know local residents are upset about this but not tell you something they needed to do this quickly they needed this area because you can't rebuild and they're lucky to have this area.
-- -- officials are saying because if you don't get that stuff about you can't rebuild and by the way the reason why the fires won't earn so rapidly.
And were so out of control and breezy point rockaway is is because the fire trucks couldn't get to.
The houses because of the debris was in the way so you know there are always different stories that are coming out about really was happening in the wake of hurricane standing.
Did to send you heard Governor Cuomo almost the day after the storm -- talking about global warming is too soon to talk about.
Climate change and perhaps steps that New York City and other coastal areas that matter could take to protect against rising oceans in these kind of tidal surges that happened during storms.
And that's an interesting question because there's a big debate now will let's do a carbon tax right by the way how do you collect that how do you assess that.
And they plan for revenues from a carbon tax but that if you have a carbon tax that would mean that the carving goes away they have no revenues to collect from the tax right.
And does so you know in also he would have so many people exempts become a step -- exempt all sorts of taxpayers on the carbon tax he -- collect the revenues it expects that it means.
Other taxes would go up and then of course is talk of cap and trade.
I mean the big problem of global warming is nothing I mean do do a cap and trade -- cows in New Zealand I mean what he'd go right third -- don't have now out actually that's because he's never did they do it right now it is worsened CO2 -- So global warming list thank you sound like -- Liz MacDonald all of the story not just global -- of course the recovery from super storms and it.
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