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Nor'easter Adds Insult To Injury In Hoboken

By Katie Colaneri, WBGO News
November 8, 2012

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The nor'easter left a layer of slush over waterlogged debris in Hoboken. Katie Colaneri/WBGO News

The nor’easter has left a layer of slush on Hoboken where residents on the west side are still scraping by after Sandy.

Michael Donofrio has lived in this neighborhood his whole life. He owns a house and rents out another one.  He says he’s a “worrier” and the latest storm only added to his stress.

“Well there was a lot of ice here and I’m trying to get rid of it because the plumber... has to come and go.”

Like many others in this part of Hoboken, Sandy destroyed Donofrio’s hot water heaters and furnaces. There’s a backlog for orders, so replacing them is going to take some time.

Meanwhile, residents are trying to cope by going to the gym for a hot shower or crashing with friends and family. Krishnette Echevarria lives in one of the city’s housing projects. She’s been relying on blankets from the Red Cross and a little improvisation.

“Just boil four pots of water and keep the house warm.”

She says she was thrilled when her heat came on this morning.

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