It’s been a week since Sandy hit the Tri-State area, affecting tens of thousands of people and their homes.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that he has appointed a former OEM and FEMA official to make a plan. 30,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers may need to be relocated, he added. That number could drop to 20,000 within the next weeks as power is restored in more places.
Former OEM deputy, Brad Gair is coordinating the plan to relocate the people that are still affected. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, victims were relocated by FEMA in trailers, hotels, cruise ships and apartments across several states for months and even years.
80 per cent of customers have been restored with power in New York, but windy weather this week will compromise the efforts to get the power back to everyone.
Residents in public housing are a top concern, as temperatures are being in the 30s this week. An estimate 35,000 people have no heat and hot water in the state of New York.
Super storm Sandy killed more than 70 people in the Tri-State area and created a fuel shortage, along with several interruptions on buses, trains, subways, and ferries services.
Noe I. for Windows of the World.