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New York struggles to recover from Sandy

11-05-2012 07:19 BJT

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New York state governor Andrew Cuomo and city mayor Michael Bloomberg have met to discuss the ongoing effects of Superstorm Sandy.

Fuel shortages, power cuts and transport delays are still causing major problems for the area.

Cuomo says the fuel shortages are likely to continue for several days, and is urging people to avoid using their cars for unnecessary journeys, and to stop hoarding fuel.

A man sifts through donated clothing at a distribution center November 4, 2012 in the Rockaway
neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

About 80 per cent of New York’s subway system has been restored, with people beginning to use the service over the weekend. But Cuomo says the public transport system is likely to be stretched on Monday, as schools reopen and people return to work.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said, "Service will not be normal tomorrow and we need you to understand that before you enter the system. The volume is going to be way up tomorrow. The schools will be open. And because of the gas problem, you’ll have many more people on mass transit. And re-energising the system has created some obvious mechanical conditions."

A woman pauses her cleaning to rest while working to remove the mud out of the Celestial
Church of Christ in the Coney Island area of the Brooklyn borough of New York, November


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