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New York Norwegian Seamen’s Church used as storm shelter. As 'Sandy’s' death-toll is still unconfirmed, evacuated Norwegians used The Seamen’s Church as a shelter during the havoc-wreaking hurricane. The church has not needed to provide accomodation for anyone that has visited the church during the storm, but many were looking for a way to check flights or book hotels, according to Priest Margareth Glad. “Some have been through to get water and food, others have been inside to warm up,” she told NRK. “Most of those who have visited here, young and old, have generally been looking for power - a place to charge mobile phones and PCs. It's cold in houses without power.”

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New York Norwegian Seamen’s Church used as storm shelter

Published on Wednesday, 31st October, 2012 at 12:59 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 7th November 2012 at 13:46.

As 'Sandy’s' death-toll is still unconfirmed, evacuated Norwegians used The Seamen’s Church as a shelter during the havoc-wreaking hurricane.

FDR Drive flooded after Hurricane Sandy
An NYPD truck plowing through the water.FDR Drive flooded after Hurricane Sandy
Photo: David Shankbone/Flickr


The church has not needed to provide accomodation for anyone that has visited the church during the storm, but many were looking for a way to check flights or book hotels, according to Priest Margareth Glad.

“Some have been through to get water and food, others have been inside to warm up,” she told NRK. “Most of those who have visited here, young and old, have generally been looking for power - a place to charge mobile phones and PCs. It's cold in houses without power.”

The church was the only Norwegian institution to be kept open during the storm. The Norwegian Consulate had to be shut, forcing its employees to work from home.

Meanwhile, New York has begun to return to normal now the storm has passed, excepting worst hit areas and the severely flooded subway, among others.

JFK airport is reopened and receiving inbound flights. Manhattan bridges also open to traffic, the broadcaster reports.

According to the BBC, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), some government buildings, and schools will probably be returning to business.

“Sandy” has killed more than 40 people in the US, at least 22 of them just in NYC.

Some 8 million businesses and homes across the northeast are still without power, reports the US Department of Energy.

Federal response teams are already providing assistance for those affected by the storm as Hurricane Sandy continues to track westwards.

Speaking to those directly in the path of the storm, President Barack Obama said, “It is still moving north [...] I want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, there are still risks of down power lines, risks of high winds.

“This storm is not yet over. We’ve gotten briefings from the National Hurricane Center.”



Published on Wednesday, 31st October, 2012 at 12:59 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 7th November 2012 at 13:46.

This post has the following tags: hurricanesandy, newyorkdamage, floodingnewyork, hurricanesandydeaths.





  
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