“Nadia Televiak, 68, in 22C is out of candles. Antonia Rivera, 72, her next-door neighbor in 22B, is sick with a fever and is in need of food. In 20G there is an elderly man with a broken foot who only speaks Cantonese—luckily one of our group can translate. In 18H, one of the Wongs has a heart problem and they haven’t been able to climb downstairs. In 8A there are two young girls by themselves. They say their mom is at work.”
NYU College of Nursing in coordination with Visiting Nurse Service has been on top of this. There are elderly people in the top floors of these buildings without food, water, or medication. Some of them have no idea or have forgotten there was a hurricane.