Nor'easter storm heads toward New York, New Jersey


Members of the Army National Guard Unit Gulf 250 from Morristown, NJ prepare to evacuate victims from Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey.


Michael Bocchieri

NEW YORK — A Nor'easter storm is on track to hit New York and New Jersey, as the area struggles to rebuild after last week's devastating Hurricane Sandy.

The National Weather Service predicts a Nor'easter with strong winds of up to 55 mph could hit the area on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.

"Prepare for more outages," meteorologist Joe Pollina said. "Stay indoors. Stock up again."

Pollina said the strongest winds are likely to hit eastern Long Island.

NY1 reported the "moderately strong Nor'easter will strike the New York City area starting Wednesday afternoon" bringing heavy rains and strong winds but is not likely to do as much damage as Hurricane Sandy.

However, the Nor'easter could delay recovery efforts, according to NY1.

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The storm comes as temperatures dipped across the New York-New Jersey region forcing "tens of thousands" of people to leave their homes damaged by Sandy, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Associated Press reported New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said "20,000 people in the city could need housing help."

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