VIDEO: Sandy Leaves Elderly New Yorkers Trapped in Dark High-Rises
In candle-lit apartments on Manhattan's Lower East Side, senior citizens and their caregivers struggle to make it without power or water.
On Monday night, Hurricane Sandy's flood waters inundated electrical equipment underneath lower Manhattan and left hundreds of thousands of residents there without power. By Wednesday afternoon, nearly 240,000 were still in the dark, with no clear end in sight. Climate Desk visited one historic high-rise apartment where residents were running perilously low on water, food, and patience.