CNN PRODUCER NOTE salamogrash told me, 'Our area suffered a lot. For several days we had no power, water, phone, internet. We still have no heat in buildings. Most of the stores are closed. Only those selling vegetables and fruits are open. So people cannot buy any food that need cold storage like eggs, milk and meat products. It's impossible to get cash since all banks are closed, but stores do not accept food stamps or credit cards. I could not imagine to see this human disgrace in the capital of the world in the 21st century. Thousands of elderly people were trapped without elevator on 23 stories in my building and dozens of other buildings in the area without phone, power and water.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer