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Judge: "City Does Not Have an Adequate Plan" for Evacuating Vulnerable During Disasters

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A federal judge has ruled that New York City is not adequately prepared to evacuate disabled residents during emergencies, a problem that came to the forefront during Sandy and Irene.

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1 in 10 New Yorkers Might Be at Risk in Case of Evacuation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WNYC

Think we learned something from all those Sandy stories of disabled people trapped in high-rises struggling to survive? Think again.

Disability rights groups are suing New York City in Federal Court saying the city's emergency plans are discriminatory and violate federal laws. A ruling could come any day now.

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