Neighbors Refused Help to Black Mother, As Sons Lives Were Taken by Hurricane Sandy

Neighbors Refused Help to Black Mother, As Sons Lives Were Taken by Hurricane Sandy

Glenda Moore, a name that may ring a bell with many whom are aware of the tragedy experienced by Hurricane Sandy, is currently mourning the loss of her two sons. Both were swept away in the destruction of the Northeastern storm, and during Moore’s pleas of help, local neighbors denied the notion. Doors slammed in her face and the constant answer of no, it seems as though many may have forgotten about coming together during a time of emergency and panic.

According to the NY Daily News:

According to the sister, a dripping-wet Moore banged on doors looking for help in the middle of the hurricane, but couldn’t find anyone willing to help her.

“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’?’”

Moore spent the night huddled on a doorstep as the hurricane’s assault continued. At daybreak, her sister said, the desperate mother walked until she found a police car and related her heart-breaking story.

With the storm finally over and have already taken it’s course, a lesson is to learned by many. While few ended up in a similar situation of Moore, many are fortunate to still be here. The idea of coming together must be pushed out amongst people as a whole. Without that, what a blind world we will continue to live in.


  • Janay
    November 3, 2012

    This seems to be missing information. I read the story but still have questions. Was ms. Moore homeless and was seeking shelter during the storm? Did her sons get lost. I want to sympathize I want to understand but this story is missing key elements

    • Nic
      November 3, 2012

      She was driving and her car got overwhelmed by waves and started flooding. She got her two sons out and she was holding on to them trying to make it to safety. A wave hit them and they were swept out of her arms.

    • Sedrick
      November 3, 2012

      No, Ms. Moore was not homeless. She was driving in her vehicle with her sons when it stalled out in the middle of the storm. She took her sons into her arms and ran for cover as the hurricane came in, knocking on doors for help and shelter, but her pleas were ignored, and her sons were ripped out of her arms by the strong and powerful winds and rain.

  • Am
    November 4, 2012

    You forgot the part about that she held onto her boys and a tree limb for hours, that she threw a flowerpot at someone’s house in an attempt to break into it, that she was screaming in the streets for 12 hours, and that she was driving during the storm to go to her nursing job or seek shelter at her mom or sister’s house.

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