FAR ROCKAWAY, QUEENS (WPIX)—About 120,000 people live in Far Rockaway Queens and the majority of its residents stayed put through Sandy's wrath.
The devastation in the aftermath, severe. There is, of course, no gas.
Countless homes were damaged by flood waters and some roads are still covered in waters that have yet to recede. Streets across Far Rockaway are littered with stacks of damaged belongings, cars were pushed by the sheer force of the waters, unable to be moved.
Many people in this community have been left with nothing and help has taken four days to arrive for the helpless.
"It's devastating out here. It looks like a bomb hit this place", said one Far Rockaway resident, Darryl Devore.
"We're out here and people are suffering and it kind of feels like we're the forgotten community," said another resident, Samantha Boothe.
As if the situation isn't desperate enough there is another serious problem and that's of safety.
Once darkness hits, looting has also become a major concern. As a result, a stepped up police presence was added for that very reason.
Meanwhile, one silver lining for some was for the first time on Friday, resources arrived in the form of warm clothes, water and food, but many still saying the help isn't coming fast enough.