Cuomo: Cold Will Make 'Tens of Thousands' Homeless

Could put 30K to 40K out on the street in NYC
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Cuomo: Cold Will Make 'Tens of Thousands' Homeless
A New York City Police officer manages a line of drivers waiting for gasoline, in New York, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Plummeting mercury will put "tens of thousands" of people out on the street, by way of making their unheated and storm-damaged homes uninhabitable, says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "It's going to become increasingly clear" that cold temperatures are going to force out residents who have thus far refused to leave their homes; Michael Bloomberg says New York City estimates it will have to find emergency housing for between 30,000 and 40,000 people, reports the AP. (More Hurricane Sandy stories.)

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