For some reason, the Queens Borough President's press office has been in overdrive these past few days. I can't imagine why. Take a gander:
Marshall Tours Damage, Talks With Obama, Offers Support
Marshall And Johnson & Johnson To Assist Storm Evacuees
Marshall Says Power Should Be Restored To 90 Percent Of Howard Beach
Marshall Working With Electrical And Local Organizations To Help Speed Up Safety, LIPA Power
Marshall Visits Rockaway, Sandy Claims Another Victim
Interestingly, these were ALL published in the Queens Gazette.
Now, if I were borough president, I would have set up a mobile command center in the affected areas which would oversee operations and make sure people are getting the help they need. Being accessible is crucial. I'd have a daily press conference to disseminate the latest information. Sending out press releases stating "This is Helen's 4th visit to the Rockaways" when her office should have a 24/7 presence is not at all impressive, in my opinion.
So 90% of Howard Beach should have their power back? Has Helen taken a look at the Con Ed Power Outage Map showing the rest of the borough?