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Nor'easter Could Compromise Recovery Efforts

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
November 7, 2012

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Residents of New York and New Jersey are enduring yet another big storm, and this Nor’easter could compromise recovery efforts along the coast.

Though the storm is nowhere close to the size of Sandy, it still has gusty winds, heavy rains, and even snow in some areas. Low lying areas of New York and New Jersey could see more potential flooding adding to the devastation of an already ravaged coast. Mitchell Gaines of the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly says tides could reach as much as eight feet above normal.

“While not the extent of Sandy, that could still cause coastal flooding issues along our coastline, and the water levels may not recede much between the two high tides as well. This kind of adds to the difficulty of the recovery efforts from Sandy along the coast.”

Gaines also warns that wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour could lead to more power outages, even as utility crews are still working to restore power to those who lost service during Sandy.

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