Superstorm Sandy has left thousands of people homeless in the northeastern United States. But, cold weather could force more storm victims from their homes.
According to weather experts, the temperature in areas of New York and New Jersey hardest hit by Sandy could fall to one degree by this morning. Tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes by the storm and the federal government, the states of New York and New Jersey, and the city of New York are trying to address the issue.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says despite not having electricity, many people do not want to leave their homes, but will be forced to do so because of the cold.
“It’s starting to get cold; people are in homes that are uninhabitable. It’s going to be increasingly clear that they’re uninhabitable when the temperature drops and the heat doesn’t go on. That’s when they are going to know they’re uninhabitable,” he said.