Atlantic City shelter closes, leaves dozens on the street

    For the past two weeks following Hurricane Sandy, displaced shore-side residents sought refuge in a shelter set up at the Atlantic City Convention Center. But as of last night dozens of people were put out on the street as the shelter doors were closed.

    ABC6 reports “FEMA and Atlantic City officials say they are still working on getting people into transitional housing.”

    “Some found shelter Saturday night in the rescue mission behind the convention center while Emergency Management says they were working to get hotel vouchers into the hands of others.”

    Those staying in the shelter were not just from Atlantic City, but residents transferred in from nearby Pleasantville and West Atlantic City as well.

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    “All shelters have to come to an end,” said Tom Foley from AC Emergency Management. “This particular one came to an end so we are looking for alternatives for people if FEMA cannot get them into any type shelter operation right now.”

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