Sandy Reveals Cracks in NYCHA

    FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 file photo, volunteers knock on doors at the Sand Castle houses to provide food and supplies to residents without power in the Far Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York after Superstorm Sandy. An Associated Press analysis of outage times from other big hurricanes and tropical storms suggests that, on the whole, the utility response to Sandy, especially in hardest-hit New York and New Jersey, was typical - or even a little faster than elsewhere after other huge storms. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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    In areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, residents in buildings operated by the New York City Housing Authority suffered without power and sometimes without aid for weeks. After the storm, stories emerged of elderly and incapacitated residents stranded in the high-rise buildings—and those stories continued, in some cases, for close to a month. Looking back, it now seems clear that NYCHA was caught unprepared as basic utilities were cut to more than 75,000 residents in more than 400 buildings across the boroughs.

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