Thursday, 8 November 2012

New storm hits New York and New Jersey after Sandy

Tens of thousands of residents in New York and New Jersey have again lost power as a winter storm hit areas still recovering from Sandy's devastating impact. Some people were again forced to leave their homes and public transport was affected.

Winds gusted at up to 60mph (100km/h) bringing down trees and power lines.
New Jersey state Governor Chris Christie said: "I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next."

Power companies in the two states report more than 100,000 customers suffered outages. Some 650,000 buildings were already without electricity one week after storm Sandy struck, killing more than 100 people in the US.
But the damage from the latest storm, known as a nor'easter, was less than had been feared.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said low-lying areas had not been flooded at high tide on Wednesday afternoon.

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