Nor'easter: New York officials call for coastal evacuations as storm nears [View all]
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.