Brace yourselves, East Coast. You just managed to pick yourself up and scrape yourself off from Hurricane Sandy when you look up and there's another storm coming your way. This one won't pack nearly the punch of storm Sandy, of course, but considering that thousands are still without power, and thousands more are living in shelters or are outside trying to clean up the ravaged areas -- and, well, let's just say this nor'easter couldn't have come at a worse time. If you've already been affected by Sandy, do you need to panic? Let's take a look at this storm surge and see what it's got in store.
- The nor'easter is expected to bring rain, some snow, possibly some sleet, and winds possibly reaching up to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The biggest threat is flooding in low lying areas around high tide.
- The storm is expected to impact Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York, and the surrounding East Coast areas.
- Areas of the Jersey Shore, already decimated by Sandy, have been asked to evacuate.
- Some nursing homes in low lying areas of New York have been ordered to evacuate per Mayor Bloomberg.
- All parks, beaches, and playgrounds in New York, including Central Park, are closed until noon on Thursday.
- Hundreds of flights in New York and New Jersey have been cancelled. Check with your airline.
Some good news: The storm has actually made ConEd step up its efforts to get everyone restored to power.
#ConEdison crews working 24/7 on restorations will get more help today from 300 mutual aid workers. Just in time for a Nor’easter’s arrival— Con Edison (@ConEdison) November 7, 2012
And since temps will remain above freezing, there won't be any snow accumulation.
I highly recommend following your local mayor or governor's office on Twitter for the latest information.
Are you worried about the nor'easter?
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