"The priority is getting the sewer treatment plant working," he added. "And once we would get clean water through, we need to look at the water mains because they may break.
Residents were seen waiting on line outside City Hall for food and water since early Wednesday morning. The food delivery truck was delayed and is expected to arrive by 1 p.m.
"We should have listened to the warnings," said resident Michael Weissberg. "We made a big mistake by staying." I have little food and cannot take money out of the ATM."
Torres plead for residents' patience.
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Editor Joseph Kellard is reporting live from City Hall.