New York braces for second severe storm
Many businesses and homes remain damaged from Sandy.
With barely a week to recover, victims of Superstorm Sandy are being hit again. A nor'easter is approaching the northeast and is predicted to bring new flooding and high winds to the already battered region.
Mud streaks a laundromat from Superstorm Sandy flooding. Many businesses are still trying to clean up as another storm approaches.
The storm, which has been brewing off the coast of the Carolinas, is moving slowly north and is expected to strike on Wednesday morning. The storm will bring winds as high as 60 mph off the Atlantic Ocean and drop temperatures below freezing.
A nor'easter is a low pressure system that is particularly strong and draws strong, freezing winds from the ocean. Rain and snow also exacerbate flooding.
Normally, nor'easters aren't problems for residents - they're just bad storms and people stay home for the day. However, with many homes and businesses damaged by Sandy, the storm threatens to damage repairs and exacerbate problems developed during Sandy's wrath.
Meteorologists are predicting flooding in low-lying areas as a result of the storm, and officials have issued calls for peremptory evacuations from low-laying areas.
The expected disruption from the storm has several voting precincts considering an extra day of voting for locals who are disrupted by storms. Many victims have already cast early voting ballots. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an order on Monday to allow affidavit voting. The affidavit means anyone can vote at any polling place as long as they are registered somewhere.
The exceptional order should make it easier for displaced residents to participate.
However, many people are not concerned about voting. Over 100,000 people remain without power as of Tuesday and some are still being housed in temporary shelters. In New York City, although the subways and most of the schools are open, some residents are already sheltering for the coming storm.
Needless to say, the coming storm is fraying nerves and straining resources already stretched to breaking from the fury of Superstorm Sandy. It appears it will be at least another week for life to return to normal for many residents of the northeast.
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