Tens of thousands of New Yorkers are in need of housing after superstorm Sandy swept through the eastern border of the US Monday last week. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told a press conference Sunday, November 4, “It is starting to get cold, people are in homes that are uninhabitable.” City Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated that about 40,000 people in the city alone would need housing. “Sandy” left more than 100 dead in 15 US states and Canada and left behind damage estimated at tens of billions of dollars. Over 700,000 in New York state are still without electricity, including 130,000 in the city, according to Cuomo. On Sunday, severe fuel shortages threatened recovery attempts, even as power was restored to nearly all of Manhattan by Saturday, November 3. This means no heating at a time when temperatures are starting to drop.
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