It's now the 11th day after Sandy hit - and we have not moved and inch forward ( I am sorry, a couple of traffic lights are working). I have doubts that the city really does EVERYTHING to improve the situation. A couple of inches of snow - and the sewer is again out of order "do not flush your toilets". The city's water is awaiting approval from the Nassau county Health Department now for the 5th (!) day - completely unacceptable, or they do not tell us the truth. Instead they are worried about opening schools again - how can my family move back to Long Beach without water and eletricity? The kids can live with one or two more weeks without school, but Long Beach will not survive if eletricity and water will not be back soon. I heard rumours that it will take until mid of December until power will be restored. If anyone has more concrete information than LIPA or the City of Long Beach ("within days"), please advise. Gasoline - why can't they send some fuel trucks to Long Beach so that the population at least does not have to worry about mobility?