Published On: Sat, Oct 13th, 2018

‘We Need Answers’: #Florida Residents Increasingly Desperate for #Food and #Shelter – #Hurricane #Michael – The death toll from the #Category 4 #storm rose to 16, stretching as far north as #Virginia, where five people died, and it was expected to climb higher as search-and-rescue crews fanned out through rubble that in some cases spanned entire blocks.

It was two days after Hurricane Michael, and Eddie Foster was pushing his mother in a wheelchair down a thoroughly smashed street, his face creased with a concentrated dose of the frustration and fear that has afflicted much of the Florida Panhandle since the brutal storm turned its coast to rubble.

He was in a working-class neighborhood called Millville, where many residents said they were becoming desperate for even basic necessities. Mr. Foster, 60, and his 99-year-old mother had no car, no electricity. The food had spoiled in his refrigerator. The storm had ripped off large sections of his roof. He had no working plumbing to flush with. No water to drink. And as of Friday afternoon, he had seen no sign of government help.

“What can I do?” he said. “I’m not angry. I just want some help.”

Read more: ‘We Need Answers’: Florida Residents Increasingly Desperate for Food and Shelter – The New York Times

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