Nor'Easter Forces Mass Evacuations, Flight Cancelations in N.Y., N.J.
6 months ago
Homes and businesses still reeling from hurricane Sandy are facing another storm
After previously declaring serious danger from a nor'easter and then stating that the storm wouldn't be as bad as predicted, New York and New Jersey officials are now ordering evacuations of nursing homes and low-lying coastal areas.
Reuters reports New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed parks and beaches and temporarily put a stop to outdoor construction ahead of the storm. It is already hitting the Washington, D.C. area with ice pellets and creating seas as high as 7.5 feet about 20 miles away from New York's JFK airport.
Many of the areas were already hard hit by Hurricane Sandy and have still not recovered. More than 621,000 homes and businesses remain without power.
Airlines canceled 770 flights into and out of the New York area, FlightAware.com said.