Nightly News | November 30, 2012
>>> east, he is called the mystery tyc oon. but the folks in staten island , new york, are sure glad to have him around, he is giving out bills to victims of sandy. he wants to keep his identity. so no photos of his face. we do know this, he is a businessman from kansas city who plans to give out $100,000 to those who have been hit so hard by this storm.
>>> and it has been a long haul for the people of staten island , so many are still suffering. they felt the city was initially slow to send in help and relief supplies. so many are still so desperate that tempers are boiling over. katy tur has more.
>> reporter: good evening, brian, it has been a month, and victims of sandy say they feel like they're still being ignored. that why the emotions came to a head. last night more than a thousand people jammed this high school gym to get answers, what they got was a lot more frustration.
>> there is a lot of confusion, but a lot of statements and misstatements are being made.
>> reporter: officials from the city and fema had organized this town hall in the hopes of easing residents' mounting concerns. instead, they got an earful when the people lashed out.
>> we never want to go through this trauma again.
>> these people are frustrated, heavy-hearted. okay? lives were lost, my house, i can rebuild a house, my neighbor, he is dead. we need your help, sir.
>> reporter: like nearly everyone else here, dee mcgrath is worn out.
>> i have dust and mold, where am i supposed to go?
>> reporter: today, she was at home while spending another night in the cold.
>> nobody can live like this, i mean, we are, because we have to.
>> reporter: despite the nearly unhabitable conditions, she and her family are living in the two-story bungalow.
>> it was freezing, you can feel it now. it was mostly colder here than outside.
>> reporter: no heat, no running water, no toilet. they were given money for an apartment by fema, but can't find one, hotels, too far. and local leaders have so far rejected the requests. a month ago, this family was dreaming of a new kitchen. now, they're just trying to stay warm. fema has not forgotten staten island , they have given millions for home repairs . but the problem, brian, many say they just can't find available housing.
>> katy tur, staten island , such a wide area remains torn up after a month from the storm.