Smith's house had six feet of floodwater and like all her neighbors still has no power and no heat. The 76-year-old was stunned by what FEMA inspectors are giving her to cover all repairs -- $1,700.
"You live here your whole life, and it's ridiculous. How can $1,700 fix this?" she said.
That's from Mark Strassmann's "Brooklyn residents frustrated over lack of Sandy help" (CBS News -- text and video). I'm opening with that because I had an e-mail from a reader who wanted to know if I had any idea how bad things still were days after Hurricane Sandy hit? I had no idea. I don't think most people really grasp what's going on.
Let's note Tell Me More (NPR) today, the guests were Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Van Jones, Jim Sheeler, Tari Cumings, Christopher John Farley and Leo Manzano. Not a good show, to put it mildly. But a typical one. Over-exposed guests like Hall Jamieson and Van Jones. Trite topics. This has to be the worst show on NPR.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"