New reports are showing that Hurricane Sandy took a toll not only on our city’s real estate, but also our health. Although a portion of the salvageable homes damaged by the storm have been repaired, many are still without heat. With temperatures in NYC dropping below 30 degrees recently, residents in affected areas are more susceptible to colds and hypothermia, or being exposed to carbon monoxide while cranking stoves to stay warm. Reports show that emergency rooms saw three times as many patients as normal come in due to exposure to cold temperatures in November.
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