WASHINGTON – New York City’s temperatures dipped below 20 degrees on Wednesday as a cold front swept across the eastern seaboard and New York City was spared some of the worst of the storm’s worst.
But the city is still under a mandatory mandatory evacuation order for most of the state, which was lifted on Wednesday after authorities declared a state of emergency.
A spokeswoman for Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said his office was working to help residents of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island with snow and ice removal, as well as in parts of the Bronx and Staten island.
“There’s a lot of people in the city who are in need of help and they’ve been urged to come into the city,” she said.
In Brooklyn, the streets were filled with a few dozen people as they waited for a bus or train to take them home, but there were no reports of serious injuries.
As a precaution, New York State Police issued a “flash flood watch” for parts of Brooklyn and parts of Staten Island.
For the most part, the city was expected to see temperatures near or below zero.
The city was hit by a series of storms that swept across New York and parts the East Coast last week, leaving some residents without power.
At least 14 people died in New York after a power outage forced thousands to seek shelter, including some with pets.