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FEMA Centers in Staten Island Close Due to Weather
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8 Nov 2012 09:49 AM EST

- By Alex Mangini, Staff Writer (Image Courtesy of the Minority Report Blog)

As the New York City borough of Staten Island continues its efforts to rebuild and recover from the devastation of last week's superstorm Sandy, while at the same time dealing with the powerful new Nor'easter, the borough received a bit of bad news today when it was announced that the FEMA disaster centers in the area would be temporarily closed due to inclement weather.

The facilities are the primary locations for affected citizens to register for aid. They also provide information on food and shelter that now will have to be found elsewhere.

"We do not believe that it's necessary to evacuate people," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said yesterday.

Now, however, the low-lying neighborhoods in the city are left in an awkward position that could include a significant time period without power, shelter, or food provisions.

According to DNAInfo, a printed paper sign taped to the front door of a Staten Island FEMA center at 6581 Hylan Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. read “FEMA Center Closed Due to Weather."

"Because these are mobile centers, they were shut down for life safety," FEMA spokesman Carter Langston said.

"As soon as weather permits tomorrow, they’re going to be back in place [possibly by noon]."

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