Just when a little progress was being made…the east coast and New England are getting slammed with snow and more rising waters after Hurricane Sandy struck less than one week ago.
Even New Jersey Governor Christie said he’s wondering when the locusts are coming??!!
According to USA Today:
Still navigating the harrowing destruction of Superstorm Sandy, much of the Northeast was hunkering down for a nor’easter barreling up the East Coast, ushering in snow, sleet, rain, strong winds and cold temperatures through Thursday.
National Weather Service forecasters say the storm doesn’t have the destructive power of Sandy — which killed more than 110 in the U.S., cut power to 8.5 million homes and flooded the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey coast. But it’s still dangerous, threatening potential storm surges to coastal areas recovering from Sandy’s flooding onslaught.
New York and New Jersey airports had already canceled more than 1,700 flights through today, causing a ripple of travel disruptions around the country.
More power disruptions were feared in New York City, where about 350,000 remain without electricity. Strong wind gusts prompted the halt of construction work in the city — which also closed parks because of the threat to falling trees.
“We’re petrified,” said James Alexander, who lives in the hard-hit Rockaways section of Queens. “It’s like a sequel to a horror movie.”
Up to 5.5 inches of snow blanketed parts of New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut by Wednesday night. Weather Channel meteorologist Jon Erdman said several more inches could fall in the Poconos, Catskills and western Connecticut.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged residents of flood-prone neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island to evacuate Wednesday night.
In New Jersey, where recovery workers were building up badly eroded beach dunes, a fresh round of evacuations was ordered for some coastal communities.
“I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said. “We may take a setback in the next 24 hours.”
Christie warned heavy, wet snow inland could reverse some power restored to 2.76 million New Jerseyans who lost electricity last week. About 370,000 remain without power.
“We’re doing what we need to do to prepare for this, just like we did for Hurricane Sandy,” Christie said. “We’re prepared.”
We’re hoping power stays on for those who have it back and that no more damage is done!
Are you feeling the effects of the storm?
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