STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – You can see the sweat on Rachel Alhadad’s face.
Since Sandy, her family has been living without electricity. She has four kids and a husband. She has to cook dinner. The grill only adds more heat to an already unbearable situation.
In the winter they wore coats to keep warm. Now, it’s heat making their lives miserable. During the day they try to keep their sanity, at night they go back to a hotel.
Ana Buono and her family are also suffering just a few blocks away.
They’re rebuilding from scratch literally with their own hands. As far air conditioning goes, there’s simply no money to pay for it
Tonight, Ana is also cooking dinner for her family. She’s making meatballs.
Life can’t stop although she can’t believe how hard it still is.
Seven months later.