Among the hundreds of people displaced from their homes after Sandy are sex offenders required to register with the government, and U.S. marshals are trying to find the ones who have disappeared.
Officials say the majority of displaced sex offenders have followed the rules and registered their new addresses. But some have not.
"It's critical because the people in the community are simply unaware that this individual is in their midst," Charlie Dunne, U.S. marshal for the Eastern District of New York, told NBC 4 New York.
Dunne said marshals work with state and local law enforcement to track down sex offenders after a natural disaster.
In the tri-state, marshals say dozens of sex offenders who changed addresses have had legitimate reasons for moving.
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