ForexTV NewsDesk | November 6 2012 1:05 EST
ForexTV.com (New York) by R. Rode
As a Nor’easter approaches New York and Long Island, many residents are still without power and homes. Roughly 1.5 million people in the Tri-State area are still without power. 40,000 Long Islanders are without homes. Over the last few days, winter temperatures have dipped below freezing in some areas across the hurricane stricken island.
In the next 24 hours, these residents will be hit again by a Nor’easter. High wind watches and coastal flooding is in effect for Long Island. Rain along with heavy wet snow may mix and fall on the North Shore of the island where many residents are already without power due to many large trees that have fallen on power lines during last week’s Hurricane Sandy. Sustained winds of 35mph and gust of up to 60 are expected to blow through. Beach erosion, additional power outages, and coastal flooding will hit the area by Wednesday evening. The Nor’easter will cause storm surges 3 to 5 feet with 8 to 12 ft waves. Flooding will occur in localized areas, with some major coastal flooding possible.
The storm surges of this scale normally would not be as significant an issue; however, Hurricane Sandy damaged and destroyed many of the dunes that were designed and put in place to protect coastal communities from this scenario.
The unprotected communities will again see the surge waters flow with free reign as it did a week ago when Sandy made land fall.
The storm will have more of a northeasterly wind for the battered island, in some cases the wind will be more north of east. A north to northeasterly wind means that the most significant coastal flooding will occur along the western end of the north shore of Long Island, N.Y.
Long Islanders are expected to see more power outages and flood damaged homes. On day eight post Sandy, residents are preparing for the worst again.
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