Hikind: Bring In National Guard for Storm Recovery


dov-hikindToday is Day Three after the storm and there has been little or no visible progress. Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on Governor Paterson this morning and asked him to coordinate with NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and declare a state of emergency and bring in the National Guard to aid in the clearing of the streets for safety. “We need additional help. Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC Department of Sanitation have failed us. We need results right away.”Hikind made the request after hundreds of calls to his office. “Seniors are trapped in their homes without food and buildings are without oil to provide heat because delivery trucks cannot get through,” Hikind said. “It’s hard to believe that this is the 21st century and we do not have the proper resources to clear the streets and ensure people’s safety. Patients are trapped in the hospital who cannot get released because they have no way of getting home. Mayor Bloomberg, what is it going to take to get results?”

Hikind, who has been walking from his Midwood home to his office these past few days, has been met by livid constituents. “Has the Mayor forgotten us?” asked one constituent. “Does someone have to die to get results?” asked another. “In my 28 years as an elected official, I have never seen such a failure on behalf of the city or the Mayor in getting the job done,” Hikind said. “Let’s bring in the National Guard and get people the help they need. This cannot continue.”

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Bloomberg is responsibe for all the cayos in brooklyn, (lives were claimed, stores were robed.) let him do his job for a change. He’s right he can’t run president if he can’t take care of a city!

  2. This is a very good idea for a number of reasons. 1. To clean up the snow
    2. To see how prepared the NY National Guard is.
    3. To prepare them for future emergenies G-d forbid.
    4. To show our enemies that we are prepared for them G-d forbid so that they think twice before trying anything.
    5. Show future investors and companies that NY is a safe place to have their busines here.

    G-d bless New York

  3. you know what i am sick and tired of Dov Hikind being sick and tired. it’s very easy to curse people out all day when it’s not your job.