Two Kids Die After Being Ripped From Mom’s Arms In Hurricane

Thu, November 1, 2012 6:11pm EDT by 100 Comments
Hurricane Sandy Boys Bodies Found
Handout Photo, Courtesy of NBC

The mom of two Staten Island boys begged neighbors for help after her boys were swept away by Hurricane Sandy — only to have the door slammed in her face. Read on for the tragic details.

After searching for Brandon Moore, 2, and his brother Corey Moore, 4, police found the bodies of the two boys just yards from where they went missing. Their mother Glenda Moore, 39, spent 12 hours screaming for help after they were ripped from her arms during the hurricane — and no one would help.

Just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 29, Glenda’s car got stuck in the road right as the hurricane was hitting Staten Island. The floodwaters overpowered her vehicle, and even though Glenda tried to hold on to her boys, they got sucked away by the rushing water.

When they disappeared, the frantic mom kicked on a neighbor’s door for help — but was turned away.

“I can’t believe the way she was treated by the people she went to for help,” Glenda’s cousin Nancy Jean told NBC.

“The first person she knocked on, she begged them and said, ‘please call 911. They told her: ‘I don’t know you,’ and closed the door. She tried another door but they turned the lights off,” she said. “I can’t imagine what she was thinking then. She sat down for 12 hours and was just screaming. She was out of it. When it got to morning she went and found a police car and told him what happened.”

After the storm cleared and police could search for the bodies, they found the brothers just 30 yards from where they went missing, buried under water and covered in trees in debris.

“Terrible, absolutely terrible,” police commissioner Ray Kelly said. “It just compounds all the tragic aspects of this horrific event.”

Such a tragedy. Our thoughts are with Glenda and her family during this difficult time.

What do YOU think of what happened to Glenda and her boys HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

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Laurie

Posted at 11:45 PM on November 11, 2012  

WHOO HOO…NUT CASE!!!

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KAREN

Posted at 1:32 PM on November 9, 2012  

MY BIGGEST FEAR IS LOSING MY CHILDREN AND EVERY TIME A MOTHER GETS HER BABIES OFF HER LIFE IT RIPS MY HEART.. I KNOW FOR SURE THAT THIS SOMEDAY WILL STOP WHEN THE SON COMES. HOLD ON TO OUR ONLY HOPE THAT OUR PLANET WILL BE RESTORE AND WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER. DEFINITELY WE WILL STAND FIRM.

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mattie

Posted at 6:29 AM on November 7, 2012  

My heart and soul goes out to this Family,may God grace cover this mother and keep her strong.I can’t amagine my family being in danger and I request help from the community and no one responed.What a horriable way to represent the people of this nation.What have this world come to,is this where we are as a nation?Come on world we really need to review what’s really in our hearts and make a change for the better.We can do much better than this.I believe everyone should go above and beyond to help anyone in need.Everyone was created in a beautiful unique colors of this nation and magically we share one thing in common, the blood that flows through our vains is our life line for existence.Remember anyone can be in an emergency and need help from the community.I pray that the community comes together and pray for this family and heip them get through this tragedy.I pray for the people that turned this mother away, God will deal with them.

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Caz

Posted at 12:51 PM on November 6, 2012  

Just HORRIBLE!!!!! What’s wrong with people….RUDE! Sorry for the loss of 2 precious boys to the family…:(

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Jen

Posted at 9:59 PM on November 5, 2012  

I guess one would hope that in an emergency, people would be more than willing to help fellow man. How truly sad and pitiful this story is. If someone helped this woman, maybe her boys would still be alive today. I hope they feel guilt for the rest of their miserable lives. What a pathetic world we live in today.

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Sam

Posted at 6:30 PM on November 5, 2012  

I can’t even begin to imagine. Bless her.

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Lorraine DeLuca (@PlainJane1122)

Posted at 9:38 PM on November 4, 2012  

I read a book this summer on Cape May Beach called “Storms of the Jersey Shore” and a similar incident happened in the 1960’s. A man was driving a van with his wife, mother-in-law and six children inside. When the van stalled and the water kept rising, they struggled to get to a nearby shack. The mother and a baby and mother-in-law made it. When the father went back to the car again, he watched as it was swept away with 5 kids inside, one who he was pulling from the window. Of those five only one survived, an older gorl, found clinging to a tree after the storm. This stuff happens. People who try to blams the Mom or find some “reason” only do so to delude themselves into thinking it could never happen to them. It could. There but for the grace of God….

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