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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:51 PM

Nor'easter: New York officials call for coastal evacuations as storm nears

Source: Guardian

New York officials are encouraging a partial evacuation of low-lying coastal regions on Tuesday, ahead of a nor'easter that is expected to bring fresh flooding and snow to a region that is still recovering from superstorm Sandy.

"The National Weather Service has put our city on a high-wind watch and coastal flood watch," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, in an update on recovery efforts in New York.

Cold weather continues to pose a risk to thousands of residents who are still without power after last week's storm. Volunteers and officials will go door to door in an attempt to help elderly and vulnerable residents evacuate properties left uninhabitable by Sandy.

As many as 40,000 people could need resettlement, according to city officials. Bloomberg has said that adequate shelters are available and that police patrol cars will tour areas still cut off from power, using loudhailers to encourage residents to seek refuge.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/06/noreaster-new-york-coastal-evacuations



Wow.

Be safe, NY, hoping for the best for you.

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Zorra Nov 2012 OP
KamaAina Nov 2012 #1
panAmerican Nov 2012 #2
JoyBugaloo Nov 2012 #3
Liberalynn Nov 2012 #4
Lawlbringer Nov 2012 #5
JoyBugaloo Nov 2012 #7
Wheezy Nov 2012 #6

Response to Zorra (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

1. I sure hope everyone has, or can get, enough gas to get out of there

Most of the subway is back, but not to the vulnerable Rockaways, and some of the low-lying areas of Brooklyn didn't have very good service to begin with.

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Response to Zorra (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:58 PM

2. We are likely to get blizzard conditions starting tomorrow afternoon

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Response to Zorra (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:59 PM

3. yeesh....

not really looking forward to this at all....a tree top fell on our roof during the big one....the rest of it lay across my neighbors place.....

we still have plenty of broken branches just dangling in the air - the owner of the property is a little slow on the uptake....nope - not looking forward to it at all....

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Response to Zorra (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:16 PM

4. My fellow NYers

my thoughts and prayers are with you downstate.

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:21 PM

5. It's a rough 1-2 punch.

But we'll make it through.

Thank you!

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:53 PM

7. Thanks!

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Response to Zorra (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:43 PM

6. Oh dear.

I was just in NJ yesterday for an event and so many people I talked to were still without power. Hang in there, northeastern friends!

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