Bloomberg: Shelters for Sandy homeless is priority

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city authorities' focus was on providing shelters for the homeless amid cold weather:

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Our focus today is checking in on people & seeing who else needs a warm place to sleep tonight. Shelters are open http://t.co/pRh2iWS4

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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.