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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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NJ Governor: Sandy 'violated' people's sense of safety

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Moonachie, New Jersey, yesterday to survey the damage, telling residents their "sense of safety was violated" by Sandy.

Governor Chris Christie consoles local Alice Cimillo while touring Moonachie, New Jersey Credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

Governor Christie thanked first responders and emergency crews for their efforts during the storm and their continued hard work during the aftermath.

The New Jersey Governor thanked firefighters for their dedication during Sandy and its aftermath Credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

Governor Christie told the crowd, "People feel an enormous sense of loss, there's nothing more precious to people than their homes. Homes are where their families are, the memories and possessions of their lives, and there's also a sense of safety at home".

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Moonachie resident Elide Vlacancich Credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

"That sense of safety was violated on Monday ... with people having to literally swim, climb, jump for their lives," he added.

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