Many Rockaways Residents Still Without Heat Two Months After Hurricane Sandy

More than two months after Superstorm Sandy swept through the Northeast, leaving behind a trail of unprecedented devastation, some New York City residents are reportedly still struggling to get back on their feet, with many of them suffering through the winter cold without heat. According to Gothamist, which cites a recent survey released by New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and the office of NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, nearly one-fifth of residents in the badly hit Rockaways neighborhood in Queens are still not living in their own homes. In addition, one-third of residents in that area are without heat, and two-thirds are “living with mold or have paid out of their own pockets for mold removal and remediation” following the superstorm.The New York Daily News notes that about 10 percent of residents in that neighborhood are still without power. Read More…
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Many Rockaways Residents Still Without Heat Two Months After Hurricane Sandy

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