New York is open to new students, thanks to the return of schools from Hurricane Irma, the New York State Department of Education said on Monday.
In a tweet, the department said that New York City Public Schools (NYPS) were open to students in the New Year, and that a small number of schools were closed because of the storm.
However, a small group of schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan are still closed, and those were open for classes.
The city also announced that it would reopen its schools, with more than 600,000 students enrolled in New York public schools, which had been closed by the storm, and more than 1,000,000 on waiting lists.
More than 30,000 New York state residents are still without power, and hundreds of thousands of people have been without heat in shelters.
As of Monday morning, more than 9,500 people had been rescued in the state, according to the state.
It is not yet clear if the school system would reopen in the wake of the hurricane, but the department tweeted that schools would be open as usual.
A state of emergency was declared in New Jersey on Monday, as the storm made landfall in the southern part of the state at around 9:30pm.
It has since been confirmed that more than 70 people have died in the storm and over 200,000 people have lost power.
Many residents in New England are in the process of evacuating as they wait for help to arrive, but those in the city of New York are being encouraged to stay put.
“It’s the right thing to do, it’s what New Yorkers deserve,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday.
New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that New Yorkers could return to work on Monday but that there were still a lot of decisions to be made.
“We have a lot more to do,” Cuomo said.