NEW YORK (WABC) – In this edition of Countdown, we cover New York City’s decision to relocate a criticized humanitarian aid center for asylum seekers.

After critics slammed the idea of ​​housing asylum seekers at the Bronx site, the city reversed course.

The current facility under construction in Orchard Beach will now be shut down due to concerns about flooding and water retention, which is why critics have called it a bad idea.

City officials are now focused on parking on Randall’s Island.

Here are other headlines from Tuesday’s show:

The last war in Ukraine

Despite recent setbacks, Russia continues to support its invasion of Ukraine. The upper house of the Russian parliament unanimously approved the annexation of four regions of Ukraine. This happens when the Ukrainian troops broke through the Russian defense and captured even more territory. Meanwhile, the US is providing an additional $625 million in security assistance to help Ukraine continue to fight back against Vladimir Putin’s military.

Consequences of Hurricane Yan

At least 103 people in Florida have died as a result of Hurricane Ian, according to local authorities. Five more people have died as a result of the storm in North Carolina, according to the governor’s office. The Category 4 storm slammed into Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday afternoon, causing catastrophic damage, high winds and dangerous, record-breaking storm surges.

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