'Stay off the streets': NYC mayor as Sandy wreaks havoc on East Coast
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says backup power has been lost at New York University hospital and the city is working to move people out as Cyclone Sandy wreaks havoc in much of the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
The mayor delivered a news conference Monday night and said rain was tapering off in the city and the storm surge was expected to recede by midnight.
He urged residents not to call 911 unless it was an emergency and implored them to stay off the roads so emergency vehicles could get around.
Photo: A man in snorkelling gear wades through the flooded streets of Brooklyn, New York, October 29. (Gary He/Reuters)