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Flooded Basements Keep Coney Island Tenants Waiting

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Many residents in Coney Island are still without power and, in some cases, heat and hot water.

Public housing buildings right off the boardwalk got hit especially hard with sand covering lobby floors and cars totaled.

Crews are still trying to pump the basements of water, leaving residents cold and frustrated.

"We are taxpayer people, we pay taxes. People out here have to go to work, their children have to go to school. We need more help out here. Stop worrying about Manhattan, the lights are on, come out here and help us," said one Coney Island Houses tenant.

"Cold, no water, can't flush my commode, I have to come downstairs and bring water up, ice, my refrigerator is not working because I have no electric. We need help," said another tenant.

The Red Cross, FEMA and the National Guard have been providing some food and supplies for Coney Island residents.

Coney Island residents looking for some relief services can head to Brighton Beach Avenue and Coney Island Avenue until 4 p.m.

Services are also being offered at West 25th Street and Surf Avenue until 4, and FEMA will be at the MCU Ballpark until 5 p.m. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP