New York City schools will be closed on Monday for the first time since the school year began.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Education Commissioner Michelle Rhee announced the closings on Twitter.
“The state will continue to protect the safety and security of our children, and will do everything in our power to protect and support students and families who need to learn in the safety of their own homes,” Rhee said in a statement.
Cuomo also called on parents and students to join him in a nationwide tour of schools.
New Yorkers are not only going to have to deal with the worst of the storm, but they are also going to be in a situation where they’re in a place that they have to get out of,” Cuomo said.
The state is not closing schools as scheduled but is expected to have school closures in the coming days, as a result of the damage.
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