Madonna Badger, who lost her and parents in the in Stamford, talks about the and how she has been during an interview with Matt Lauer to be televised on NBC's “Rock Center with Brian Williams” at 10 p.m. ET Thursday.
“My teeth were black and my mouth was black from the smoke," Badger tells Lauer in the interview, her first since the tragedy, in a preview posted on the TODAY Show website. "They took me away quickly because they were worried about smoke inhalation. Evidently, something can happen to you, (so) they said I had to go right away."
“I begged and begged them. There was an ambulance, and the walkie-talkies are going on, and I’m yelling at them, ‘Where are my kids? Where are my babies?’" a tearful Badger says in the interview, recalling her interaction with rescue workers on the scene. “Somebody said, ‘Turn off the radios, turn off the radios!’ I knew they must’ve… I don’t know what happened. Something really bad."
Badger is reportedly for property damage, personal injury and civil rights violations, claiming the city without properly notifying or compensating her.
Her ex-husband, , who lives in New York City, also reportedly plans to bring a , saying building officials didn't do enough to during the on Madonna Badger's Victorian waterfront house on Shippan Avenue.
For more check out the preview on NBC's TODAY.