A nor'easter adds insult to the injury inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.
I think the New York Daily News said it best with their front-page headline, simply: "this sucks."
New York and New Jersey were blanketed in snow yesterday, adding insult to the very big injury that was Hurricane Sandy. According to New York Times, at least 100,000 homes lost power in New York and New Jersey. With those new outages, there are 715,000 homes still without power in the tri-state area. Train service was also interrupted on the Long Island Rail Road, and more than 1,200 flights were cancelled.
Many without power were forced into shelters or their families' homes. According to MSNBC:
"It's like a sequel to a horror movie," said James Alexander, a resident of the hard-hit Rockaway Peninsula. "Here we are, nine days later — freezing, no electricity, no nothing, waiting for another storm."
But it could have been worse. Again, according to the Times:
Yesterday’s northeaster set the recovery effort back only about 24 or 36 hours in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday morning, striking a relatively hopeful tone. “’Believe it or not the snow was helpful,” Mr. Christie said. “Because it wasn’t rain, it helped on the flooding side.” Virtually no significant flooding was reported in the state."
Below, images from the storm, by Reuters.