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NYC nursing homes evacuate ahead of new storm

More bad weather is headed to the East coast, possibly stretching first responders too thin

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Hundreds of nursing home residents in New York City's storm-battered Rockaways section are being evacuated ahead of a storm expected to bring more bad weather to the region.

State and city health officials said Tuesday that three nursing homes and an adult care center in the coastal community were being emptied of residents and staff.

More than 620 people live in the four facilities. None of those nursing homes had been evacuated for Superstorm Sandy.

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Wednesday's nor'easter isn't expected to be nearly as bad, but health officials say the homes are already running on emergency generators. They are worried about first responders in the neighborhood being stretched too thin.

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