Mayor Bloomberg implores residents to stay off streets

(AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says backup power has been lost at New York University hospital and the city is working to move

NEW YORK - (AP) - 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.

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.

He says a few parts of lower Manhattan still have power. He said there have been a large number of fires reported from downed power lines.

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