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NY housing warning as cold hits

New York's political leaders warned that thousands could need to be re-housed as a cold snap hits the state. Near freezing temperatures are adding to the misery of communities devastated by superstorm Sandy across the east coast.

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Aid warning as Haiti crops die in the wake of hurricane Sandy

As hurricane Sandy moves up across the US the impact of the storm is still being felt in its wake. At least 69 people were killed as the hurricane lashed the Caribbean.

Haitians are struggling with the clean up of hurricane Sandy and an aid agency has warned that food security in the country is at risk, after farmland is destroyed by flooding. The World Food Programme says damage to crops in the south of the country is the latest blow for struggling agriculture.

Myrta Kaulard, from the World Food Programme said that after severe droughts, followed hurricane Isaac in August and hurricane Sandy, "the rural populations are facing a very very difficult situation, they have lost food crops and as well as cash crops."

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