Now it's the aftermath—businesses without power, days without work, cars without fuel, homes without heat or light, shops without food, sick without medical care—that is taking its toll, and making new, often shocking, demands on the city and its citizens.(3)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today warned that the northeaster called Athena could deposit up to three inches of 'wet slushy stuff' and cause "major flooding" in neighborhoods hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy.
"We haven't and won't order the kind of large-scale evacuation that we did in advance of Hurricane Sandy," the mayor told reporters in City Hall.
But he did say people who live in Hamilton Beach, Gerritsen Beach and Breezy Point "should consider going someplace tonight to be a little bit on the safe side."