Nor Easter Could Wallop Areas Wednesday Still Recovering From Super Storm
While the clean-up continues those trying to recover from the massive storm face a new threat, a nor Easter that will bring high winds back to the region and colder temperatures.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that the nor Easter which is poised to move through New York Wednesday will bring cold temperatures will leave "tens of thousands" of people whose homes have been damaged by the super storm needing other places to live.
Homes without heat in the storm areas will be uninhabitable as temperatures drop well below freezing. The Governor has confirmed with New York Mayor Michael Bloomburg that as many as 30,000 to 40,000 people will need temporary housing due to the pending winter storm.
The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a Nor’easter that could include wind gusts of up to 55 mph and is likely to reach the area by Wednesday.
Gusty winds could knock out power in areas where the lights just got back on or could knock out power in other areas and with the utilities already spread thin getting the lights back on could take even longer.