Officials evacuated hundreds of people from nursing homes in New York City's storm-ravaged coastal Rockaways section ahead of a nor'easter expected to hit on Wednesday. The storm isn't expected to pack anything like the punch of Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that hammered New York and New Jersey last week. The nursing homes and other severely damaged buildings are already running on emergency generators, and emergency workers already have their hands full, so city and state officials don't want to take any chances. They're also closing parks and beaches, and stopping outside construction work as the region braces for high winds, rain, and sleet.
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