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Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration released a new evacuation map on Tuesday, creating a more zone system and adding 600,000 additional people to evacuation areas. The new maps create zones numbered one through six, replacing Zones A, B and C, offering city officials more leeway in ordering specific areas to evacuate in the face of an…

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New York City’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Thomas A. Farley, sternly defended the city’s decision not to evacuate hospitals and senior centers before the advent of Superstorm Sandy, according to a report in The New York Times. The health commissioner faced a litany of fiery questions from the City Council and argued that the decision not to evacuate…

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[UDPATE [12:25 p.m.): Ryles has notified Sheepshead Bites that power has been restored.] A swath of Kingsborough Community College’s (2001 Oriental Boulevard) campus went dark this morning, forcing a partial evacuation as administrators and crews work to assess the system’s status. A tipster on campus for a test at the school’s library notified Sheepshead Bites…

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Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy forced the evacuation of Coney Island Hospital, the institution reopened yesterday with limited operations, with full services expected to come back online in the first days of 2013. The hospital, at 2601 Ocean Parkway, is offering limited outpatient services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients should enter…

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning beginning at 2:00 p.m. today, lasting until 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, and a Coastal Flood Warning this afternoon through tomorrow morning. City officials are recommending that residents of areas hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy stay with family, friends or at an evacuation center until it’s over.…

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From our friends at the Kings Bay Y: WE ASK YOU TO DO ALL YOU CAN TO RESPOND OR SPREAD THE WORD TO THOSE WHO CAN HELP! Thank you to all of the volunteers so far in Far Rockaway. WE NEED YOU in Far Rockaway — Beach 19th and Seagirt Boulevard- (the building is 125…

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With Hurricane Sandy relief efforts well underway, the largest challenge now is getting people – especially seniors and the disabled – out of homes lacking heat and hot water as temperatures continue to drop. To help with that, the city has expanded the number of daytime warming centers available, including many in Southern Brooklyn. The…

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Authorities evacuated Coney Island Hospital and its emergency room yesterday, transferring patients to facilities in better-faring parts of the city following Hurricane Sandy. Coney Island Hospital was in a flood zone and has been using generators since the hurricane caused power outages across Southern Brooklyn. The evacuation began yesterday afternoon, according to a notice being…

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