I think he was in Bermuda when the thugs refused to snow plow making it impossible for the emergency service required by a pregnant woman. I think she later died in an attempt to make her way to a nearby hospital, through the snow storm, alone, on foot.
I think you’re right. And the press didn’t really point that out, nor why his deputy mayor was also outside of NYC. There was talk of his being president someday before that storm. I haven’t heard it afterwards, thankfully.