Nor'easter hits storm-damaged areas (PHOTOS)

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People walk through a darkened street using flashlights as a police spotlight shines behind them during a Nor’Easter snowstorm in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

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Mario Tama

A nor'easter brought freezing temperatures and snow to areas already badly damaged by superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, complicating recovery efforts in New York and New Jersey.

The Associated Press noted that it left hundreds of thousands of new people without power after the blanket of thick, wet snow downed power lines and trees already weakened by the previous storm.

Around 750,000 people, more than 200,000 of them from the new storm, remained without power in the region in freezing temperatures.

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    A man bikes past debris in the Rockaway neighborhood with the Manhattan skyline in the distance on November 6, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway section of Queens was one of the hardest hit areas. Many voters in New York and New Jersey are voting at alternate locations in the presidential election due to disruption from Superstorm Sandy as a Nor'easter storm approaches.

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    Mario Tama

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    New York City Police officers and residents keep warm before a fire in the blacked-out area of Oakwood Beach on Staten Island, New York, November 6, 2012. With power still out in the wake of last week's Hurricane Sandy, a few emergency generator lights are working as trucks full of debris and crews work through the night to restore living conditions.

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    PAUL J. RICHARDS

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    Richie Bain throws household belongings into a garbage pile while helping a friend clean his flood-damaged home on November 7, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Residents of the Midland Beach area of Staten Island braced for a Nor'Easter storm that could potentially re-flood areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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    John Moore

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    US Marines clean up debris from flooded homes on November 7, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Residents of the seaside New Dorp area of Staten Island had been advised to evacuate ahead of the arrival of a Nor'Easter storm that could potentially re-flood areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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    John Moore

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    As snow showers fall, Linemen from Chain Electric, a contract utility crew that drove in from Mississippi to help Consolidated Edison , install a new transformer November 7, 2012, to help restore electric power that has been out since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, in the community of Oakwood Beach, on Staten Island, New York.

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    PAUL J. RICHARDS

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    A resident clears out destroyed household belongings from his flood-damaged home as snow falls on November 7, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Residents of the low-lying New Dorp area of Staten Island had been advised to evacuate ahead of the arrival of a Nor'Easter storm that could potentially re-flood areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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    John Moore

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    Volunteers walk through a snowstorm while bringing of food to residents of homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy on November 7, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Residents of the low-lying New Dorp area of Staten Island had been advised to evacuate ahead of the arrival of a Nor'Easter storm that could potentially re-flood areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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    John Moore

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    Eddie Saman clears out destroyed household belongings from his flood-damaged home as snow falls on November 7, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. He and fellow residents of the low-lying New Dorp area of Staten Island had been advised to evacuate ahead of the arrival of a Nor'Easter storm that could potentially re-flood areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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    John Moore

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    Surfer ''Mandog'' stands on a pile of sand collected from the streets and placed back on the beach amid the destroyed boardwalk as he watches a friend surf while a Nor’Easter approaches in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The sand is placed back on the beach to clear the streets and also to help prevent possible storm surge. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead to the coming storm.

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    Mario Tama

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    Snow falls as gulls fly over a large debris pile as a Nor’Easter arrives in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

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    Mario Tama

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    Pedestrians walk through high winds and snow at Union Square on November 7, 2012 in New York City. The city was hit by a Nor'Easter storm, just ten days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the tri-state area.

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    John Moore

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    People walk through a darkened street using flashlights as a police spotlight shines behind them during a Nor’Easter snowstorm in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

    Credit:

    Mario Tama

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    People walk through a darkened street where a fire destroyed a number of houses as a passing car illuminates them during a Nor’Easter snowstorm in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

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    Mario Tama

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    A repair worker is silhouetted by a police spotlight as he walks down a darkened street during a Nor’Easter snowstorm on November 7, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

    Credit:

    Mario Tama

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    A darkened street is illuminated by police spotlights during a Nor’Easter snowstorm in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

    Credit:

    Mario Tama

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    People wait on line to buy gasoline during a Nor’Easter snowstorm on November 7, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The city is still experiencing long gas lines in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

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    Mario Tama

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    People stand on a destroyed section of boardwalk to check the storm's approach as a Nor’Easter arrives in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

    Credit:

    Mario Tama

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    People climb down a destroyed section of boardwalk after checking the storm's approach as a Nor’Easter arrives in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 7, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway Peninsula was especially hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and some are evacuating ahead of the coming storm.

    Credit:

    Mario Tama

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    A woman hails a cab after last night's Nor'easter, also known as a northeaster storm, November 8, 2012 in New York City. The storm brought gusting winds, rain, and snow and forced the cancellation of flights for thousands of passengers flying into and out of JFK, LaGuardia and Newark.

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    Allison Joyce