Nor'easter Storm 2012: More Frustration For Northeast Residents
Many residents across the northeast who have just begun to get their electricity back from the ramifications of superstorm Sandy have now lost it yet again, courtesy of a nor'easter storm.
Gusts across Long Island, N.Y., were reported to reach up to 54 mph. Rain and snow on Wednesday also added to the frustration of many New Yorkers and New Jersey occupants. New Haven, CT, was hit with over 10 inches of snow while Central Park, N.Y., and Newark, N.J., were said to receive 6 inches.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confronted the unfortunate string of natural events, according to ABC News.
"I am waiting for the locusts and Pestilence next. We may take a step back in the next 24 hours," he said. "You need to be prepared for that. I'm prepared for that. I hate setbacks. I don't tolerate them usually very well but this one I can't control."
Con Edison stated that the nor'easter had taken out the power to at least 11,000 customer's homes by Wednesday evening. Many New York City residents had just gotten it back only a few days ago after losing it to Hurricane Sandy and thousands of others lost their power overnight.
The Long Island Power Authority stated that the number of individuals left in the dark had increased from 150,000 to over 198,000. Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, ordered on Tuesday the closing of all playgrounds, parks and beaches and that construction sites be secured. The mayor also ordered the evacuation of three nursing homes and an adult-care facility in Queens' Rockaway peninsula.
"It is a good idea to stay indoors. Hurricane Sandy weakened trees and storm debris blow around dangerously," Bloomberg said.
Although the nor'easter is slowing down in both New Jersey and New York, it's expected to continue on in parts of New England, where 2 to 6 more inches are a strong possibility.