After Superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey face another storm with winds up to 55 mph
November 04, 2012
NEW YORK – Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds.
The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a Nor’easter that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by Wednesday and could compound the havoc brought by last week’s violent weather.
“Prepare for more outages,” advised weather service meteorologist Joe Pollina. “Stay indoors. Stock up again.”
He said the new storm wouldn’t be nearly as strong as Sandy, but could pack winds “stronger than usual, even strong for a Nor’easter.”
Meanwhile, cold temperatures streamed in and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that means “tens of thousands” of people whose homes were damaged by the superstorm will need other places to live.
“It’s going to become increasingly clear” that homes without heat are uninhabitable, the governor said. He said residents who have been reluctant to leave their homes will be forced to and will need housing.