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Sandy Victim on Obama's Visit: 'He Should [Have] Been Here a Long Time Ago'

1:28 PM, Nov 15, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama is traveling in New York today for the first time since Hurricane Sandy devastated large areas in that state (and elsewhere). While touring the federal centers set up to deal with the storm, a woman told the press: "We need help--he should [have] been here a long time ago."

The pool report provides more details:

Potus visited a FEMA and SBA disaster tent as a loud crows of about a 100 locals looked on and yelled for his attention, as well as a tent holding boxes of toiletries, as well cans of soup. (Campbell's was well represented) and boxed food to victims of Sandy.

Pooler got to talk with a girl who was getting some supplies. She said her house was on the beach but "it's gone." She laughed and said it's "still standing..." but they can't live in it. They're living family.

She said of the president:

"We need help--he should of been here a long time ago."

A young hispanic man who just met the president said he "lost everything; I lost my job."

"Thanks so much," he said he wanted to say to the president.

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