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Modified: February 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm •
Published: February 7, 2013
In this Jan. 26 2013 photo, Morris Markowitz sleeps in his room at the Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Markowitz's daughter Sherri Gonzalez said that for two weeks after Superstorm Sandy she made frantic phone calls from her home in Miami before her family was able to locate her 90-year-old father, who had been evacuated from the flooded Shoreview Nursing Home to the Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
In Superstorm Sandy's wake, health experts and regulators are warning that thousands of nursing homes nationwide are still ill-prepared for a natural disaster. The late October storm was the latest in a string of disasters to reveal gaps in emergency planning, despite an industry-wide effort to improve preparedness in the years since Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)