Staten Island borough president James Molinaro’s angry and impassioned press conference earlier today seems to have drawn attention to the plight of the borough’s citizens. Molinaro appeared live on “Anderson Cooper 360” Thursday night to continue to plead for help for Staten Island.

Molinaro told Cooper that he realized that “governing by yelling” wasn’t the ideal approach, but his angry words had brought attention to the needs of his borough.

What outburst? This outburst, in which Molinaro called the emergency response an “absolute disgrace” and advised the people of Staten Island to not donate to the Red Cross:

Where is the Red Cross? The organization reached out via Twitter mid-afternoon, perhaps in response to Molinaro’s stinging criticism.

It was just announced that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Staten Island tomorrow morning to survey the damage.