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Now we're back in New York City where Mayor Bloomberg is giving a briefing let's take less -- damage done to the rolling stock.
But the tunnels all flooded and that's going to be a big problem to get them back going.
Public transportation remains closed until further notice is a good ways to think about it.
There is no firm time line for the reactivation of bus or train service.
But I'm sure the MCA will do everything it can't have limited bus service perhaps this afternoon.
And hopefully will be able to announce or -- to be able to announce.
Restoration of most bus service by tomorrow.
We certainly think the roads by tomorrow will be clear and free of water.
All major airports serving the metro area are closed today runways are flooded and there are no flights leaving or arriving.
How much damage was done to the navigation equipment and lighting around them we don't know yet.
To help people get around -- signed an executive order that permits cab drivers to pick up multiple passengers.
Even if a passenger is already in the cab it will also allow delivery -- black -- to pick up passengers off the street anyway -- in the city.
These measures will be in place as long as MTA service is out.
If you use one of these cars please make sure that the car has a TL seat license plate.
-- bringing up to date on our hospitals.
We reported last night that NYU downtown and -- Manhattan veterans hospitals were closed.
And why you -- gone also had to be evacuated overnight.
That is virtually complete.
Bellevue hospital has lost power but at the moment is going as operating on backup power.
Connie Allen hospital has been evacuated the department of health is sending people to each of the hospitals and chronic care facilities in zone -- a -- we've had significant challenges that many of our hospitals and health care facilities.
Fortunately as of now there has been no storm related fatalities that any of them.
Them are more than 6100 people in our emergency shelters.
And I'm happy to say there -- more than 2200 city staff working in those shelters right now.
A number of our shelters lost power last night.
But we able to get back up generators to those that didn't have wanted to.
We've received almost 4000 -- service requests since the storm began.
And those are for damaged or falling trees the majority of those are in Queens and let me just urge everybody 311 for downed trees please.
Or text 31 -- report damage they represent a real and serious danger.
And we -- -- -- tragic proof of that today.
Yes it's only a partly damaged crane at a site on west 57 mistreated required evacuation of the immediate vicinity.
The department of buildings has the chairman of the crane is currently stable of we can't fully secure the crane until the wind dies down.
The procedure there were when the winds die down -- to try to.
Get the -- and strap it to the building and then we could reopen the streets and then over a period of time.
The year contract and company we'll have to figure out ways to build a new -- on top and take that one down.
As schools as you know are closed today and I -- announcing they will also be closed tomorrow.
As to city employees -- we've told them.
New York -- need your help today working for the city we have an obligation to help others.
If your office is open and if you can safely married -- safely get to work please do so.
If your office is close and you can safely report to a shelter to assist with operations please do so.
For example all HRE -- as the open for the people who need to access the benefits including replacement food stamp vouchers.
For people who lost -- food as a result of the storm in addition we are beginning to reach out to small businesses to help them recover.
Their business and state and stay in business.
311 has long waiting times right now so please use 311 online or text 31 -- Verizon had some problems with the rail lines but we've managed to keep some of the 311 lines open.
911 has been going without a hitch delays got up to five minutes last time I checked they were minimal.
But 911 has to be reserved only for -- threatening things.
Not for a trade plays.
And we've just got to make sure that if somebody has a real emergency.
We can get to them and in terms of real emergencies if you see a power line down don't culinary.
We've had to some people killed the first stepping in a puddle where a power line -- also touched or.
Summary by Mayor Bloomberg for the entire.
City of New York -- -- some of the highlights no schools tomorrow no airports no subways.
No -- is very few ways in and the city into the city -- UA's out of course that being an island.
And another thing you mentioned is evacuation of a few hospitals including.
And why you laying down and that's our own doctor -- works he's going to be joining us in about an hour to tell us about that evacuation and also some other health concerns that he has now if you'd like to watch more.
-- Mayor Bloomberg and his announcement Fox News dot --
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