Photo gallery: Tens of thousands lose housing in US superstorm
NEW YORK (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy faced a new crisis in New York on Sunday as temperatures plunged, raising the specter of people freezing to death.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated that 30,000 to 40,000 homes in the city alone had been left unusable by the October 29 storm as the cold intensifies.
Sandy pummeled 15 states with fierce winds and a huge tidal surge that killed at least 109 people in the United States and Canada and a damage bill running to tens of billions of dollars.
Almost two million homes are still without power and a new storm predicted to hit on Wednesday is bringing more heavy rain and winds.