President Obama went to Staten Island in New York City Thursday to see the ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. There were a lot of hugs, but the mood was not quite as uplifting as his tour right after the storm struck. "We need help -- he should of been here a long time ago," a woman said of Obama while getting supplies at a FEMA relief tent, according to White House pool reports. But while a young man said he "lost everything; I lost my job," he also said he wanted to thank Obama. Obama talked to residents in front of a home with a window blown out. "We are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete," he said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York would "rebuild in a better way."
Obama toured a FEMA tent in Staten Island.
Obama toured a street with several homes damaged by Sandy, according to pool reports. "We've got some work to do and I want you to know I'm here to do it," he said. Here he hugs Debbie Ingenito, who lives on Staten Island. The president met privately with Damien and Glenda Moore, a couple whose two sons were swept away by the storm.
(Photos via Reuters.)