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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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Around 1.9 million still without power after Sandy

Around 1.9 million homes and businesses in the Northeast remain without power on Sunday morning, down from 2.5 million on Saturday afternoon, the US Department's Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability said in a report.

New Jersey and New York accounted for nearly 90 per cent of the remaining power cuts.

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