Two little boys who were literally swept out of their mother's arms during Hurricane Sandy have been found dead. And according to the sister of Glenda Moore -- the two boys mother -- as she knocked on doors in her Staten Island neighborhood pleading for help, no one would assist:
“They answered the door and said, ‘I don’t know you. I’m not going to help you,’” said the sister. “My sister’s like 5-foot-3, 130 pounds. She looks like a little girl. She’s going to come to you and you’re going to slam the door in her face and say, ‘I don’t know you, I can’t help you’?’”
According to one report, the tragedy began as Glenda Moore attempted to take her boys to higher ground during the storm:
As her Ford Explorer stalled on the Father Capodanno Boulevard in South Beach, she got out of the vehicle and freed both boys from their seat belts.
She was holding on to them, and the waves just kept coming and crashing and they were under. It went over their heads… She had them in her arms, and a wave came and swept them out of her arms. Then the wave just took the car and flipped it over. She was knocked down.
After the boys disappeared, Mrs Moore knocked on a nearby door for help but was told: 'I don't know you. I'm not going to help you.'
Mrs. Moore then tried another neighbor near her Staten Island home, but when she rang the bell they turned off the lights and refused to answer.
As the storm raged around her, the nurse took shelter in a doorstep, screaming and staring at the waters which had just snatched away her children.
Twelve hours later, at dawn when the weather calmed down, she found the strength to walk down the street and flag down a passing police car to raise the alarm.
Brandon, two, and Connor Moore, four, were discovered in a marsh only yards from where they went missing in Staten Island, New York.
Our deepest condolences to the family, and of course to all who have suffered loss during this devastating storm.