Flushing, Queens, NY – A storm that slammed into the United States mainland in a week-long sweep has left a trail of destruction and confusion for many in the coastal community of New York’s New York City boroughs, including the city’s beaches.
The storm left thousands of people without power, and the majority of residents have been without electricity for weeks, including hundreds of thousands in Queens, which was hit hard.
The National Weather Service issued a curfew on Wednesday evening for most of the boroughs with at least 2,500 residents.
“If you’re looking for a place to stay, there’s not much to do except stay home,” said resident Alex Sisay.
“It’s a mess.”
The storm also left the city without power for at least five days, and authorities said that the grid is expected to be restored sometime this week.
As the storm passed through New York, residents were left scrambling to find a place that would have power, said Anthony DeBenedetti, the New York Police Department’s commissioner, during a press conference on Wednesday.
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was also in attendance, said on Wednesday that he has been working with officials in New Jersey and New York to secure power for the borough of Brooklyn, which had been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week.
De Blasio said that power was restored to a quarter of the city by Wednesday morning, and that many people are still without power.
“It’s like they’re trying to figure out how to keep the lights on, and I don’t know if it’s going to work,” he said.
“I think it’s probably going to be really difficult.
Residents have been asked to bring water to flush toilets, and have been instructed to wear gloves, masks, and a face mask to avoid getting sick. “
When the water runs out, we will be forced to evacuate the city,” he added.
Residents have been asked to bring water to flush toilets, and have been instructed to wear gloves, masks, and a face mask to avoid getting sick.
A woman who was visiting her daughter in Brooklyn on Wednesday told the New Times that her daughter had to go into the bathroom for about 15 minutes and then leave.
Several streets were closed on Wednesday in Brooklyn as residents in some areas were advised to stay home.
Brooklyn has been hit hardest by Hurricane Maria, which hit the area in late August.
Residents have been forced to move to safer areas in the borough because of the high cost of providing water.
Authorities say that there have been at least 50 deaths due to the storm, and more than a thousand injuries.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump ordered a massive rescue operation in the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut states.
Hundreds of thousands of residents were also ordered to evacuate as a result of the storm and have remained in the state in areas where they are in need.