2012-11-05 20:59:38

New York residents in the Rockaways, Red Hook organize response to Sandy as many still wait for relief

Many schools in New York and New Jersey reopened today and students returned to classes a week after Superstorm Sandy hit the northeast. More trains and buses also resumed service in the region, but more than a million homes and businesses in the hardest hit areas are still without power and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday that 20,000 to 40,000 city residents are homeless, most in public housing. With official response slow, people are organizing to meet the basic needs of residents in the disaster’s aftermath.

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