In the above video from the Occupy Sandy media team, two Rockaways residents send a highly personal message to Mayor Bloomberg about the nature of his response to Hurricane Sandy. The first speaks about the mayor’s refusals to allow state and federal agencies to come in and assist with relief, while the second, an older woman, gives a harrowing account of the cold she’s experienced without heat and electricity for the past month.

“Come through and see what we’re living through, for one night,” the second woman says to the camera and to the mayor. “It’s intolerable, uncomfortable, and it’s not fair.”