Immigrants in New York City are afraid when a storm destroys their shelter

Immigrants in New York City were left terrified on Monday when a powerful storm shook their tent shelter.

According to a report, the tent shelter site at Floyd Bennett Field was housing approximately 1,700 people when their quarters were rattled by heavy rain and 55 mph winds. As a result, bolts and hinges started falling.

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According to a Peru native immigrant named Leugim del Carmen Martinez Ordaz, pieces were constantly falling from the roof, posing a significant danger to the children. He expressed concerns about potential accidents and injuries caused by falling objects.

According to the report, a number of individuals gathered the fallen pieces of metal and proudly displayed them to the reporters.


According to Reibi Rodriguez, a Venezuelan immigrant, the tents appeared to be on the verge of being torn apart by the forceful wind.

Rodriguez expressed his concern, stating that the bolts appeared to be loosening. He further added that when they approached the security personnel about the imminent collapse, they were simply told that the door was open and they could leave whenever they wanted. However, the question remained as to where they would go in such a situation.

Geraldine Miere, another Venezuelan, shared that the storm had left many people feeling rattled and unable to sleep.

“The children had a difficult time sleeping last night, starting from two in the morning. The tents were being vigorously shaken by strong winds, causing concern that they might collapse at any given moment,” she expressed. “Despite our pleas for assistance, the staff remained unresponsive. I overheard one of them making a joke about wanting to witness a tent collapse just to see our reaction.”

According to Victoria Plaza, an Ecuadorian immigrant, workers promptly responded to the flooding at the site, in addition to addressing the issue of falling metal. Several tents were also affected by the flooding.

According to the report, City Hall had planned to evacuate the site prior to the arrival of the large storm, but ultimately decided against implementing the plan.

Officials from City Hall have also confirmed that they were not informed about the incident involving the falling metal.

According to Zach Iscol, the city Commissioner of Emergency Management, the facilities and tents in the evacuation plan are designed to withstand extremely strong winds. Despite experiencing high winds, the trigger for evacuation was not reached.

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Iscol expressed his observations of encountering fearful young children and anxious families during his morning outing. The weather conditions were causing distress and worry among them.

He expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the federal government, acknowledging their valuable contributions in ensuring the safety and well-being of the people. He emphasized the remarkable work being done by their team to effectively implement and maintain the provided services.

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