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Tempers flare in Hoboken, N.J., where thousands are stranded

- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Tempers are flaring in Hoboken, N.J., as residents complain officials in the flooded city on the Hudson River have been slow to get out food and water to the stranded.

At the National Guard staging area in front of City Hall, a man screamed at emergency officials. He says he blew up an air mattress to float over to City Hall to see why no supplies were getting out. He says he lives just blocks away and was expecting the city to at least get out food and water.

National Guard troops are now delivering meals and other supplies and evacuating residents.

An 80-year-old resident of a senior high-rise in downtown Hoboken tells The Associated Press he walked down 15 flights to get out of his building, which is surrounded by floodwaters. Frank Bongiorno says he went without food.

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