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New York - Nov. 3
1. WS to pan left of cars lined up for gas
2. Moving shot of people holding gas cans
3. SOUNDBITE: Chris Damon /New Yorker (Transcript Below)
4.. Men in military uniforms getting gas truck ready to pump gas
5. Man in military uniform pumping gas
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6. SOUNDBITE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo/D-New York (Transcript Below)
7. SOUNDBITE: Gov. Chris Christie/R-New Jersey (Transcript Below)
8. Man in military uniform pumping gas into SUV
9. SOUNDBITE: Mayor Michael Bloomberg/I-New York (Transcript Below)
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11. TS gas being poured into container
MOTORISTS FORMED LONG LINES FOR FUEL THROUGHOUT THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA ON SATURDAY..
ELECTRICAL POWER CONTINUES TO COME BACK, BUT A FUEL SHORTAGE IS STILL GRIPPING THE REGION.
SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Damon, motorist
"We're circling the block to get gas. The cops told us to go down and turn around and we've been around the block five times. And every time we come around there's a different cop telling us to go back the same way."
THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT DISPATCHED FUEL TRUCKS TO A HANDFUL OF LOCATIONS TO DISTRIBUTE FREE GASOLINE -- UP TO TEN GALLONS PER PERSON.
NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR URGED RESIDENTS TO REMAIN PATIENT.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor:
"fuel is on it's way. You don't have to panic, we don't need the anxiety, we don't need the lines. Be prudent but fuel is on the way.
GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE IMPOSED GAS RATIONING IN THE NORTHERN PART OF NEW JERSEY -- WITH AN ODD-EVEN SYSTEM, BASED ON LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS.
SOUNDBITE / Gov. Chris Christie / R-New Jersey
"there's no odd-even in effect for people with gas cans...they can go at any time...but for vehicles it's odd-even, today's an odd day, go and get your gas today. Tomorrow will be an even day...those with even plates can get it."
NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG PREDICTED THE SHORTAGE WOULD LIKELY LAST FOR SEVERAL MORE DAYS.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg / I -New York
One of the problems we've had is that gasoline is a fuel, but you can't get it into your care unless there's another fuel, electricity to drive the pumps. As electricity comes back, the pumps start working, you'll have gasoline.
SATURDAY, ABOUT 900-THOUSAND PEOPLE STILL DIDN'T HAVE ELECTRICITY IN THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA, INCLUDING MANY ON LONG ISLAND AND STATEN ISLAND, WHICH WAS DEALT A CRIPPLING BLOW BY SANDY.
ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE CITY'S SUBWAY SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTORED.
AND MONDAY, MOST OF THE CITY'S SCHOOLS WILL RE-OPEN.
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