A Nor'easter Storm Expected To Head Towards New York, New Jersey Around Election Day

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Superstorm Sandy that devastated the East Coast last week is likely to be followed by another storm bringing even more freezing rain and cold to the region.

Superstorm Sandy

And this time it may snow!

Superstorm Sandy that devastated the East Coast last week is likely to be followed by another storm bringing even more freezing rain and cold to the region.

According to the National Weather Service an offshore storm that could pack gusts up to 55 mph is in Wednesday's forecast for the New York metropolitan area and the New Jersey coastline.

The shores already damaged by Sandy, are unable to stand any more damage. Damaged by the pounding waves caused by Sandy, miles upon miles of dunes were eroded, protective sea walls, homes and buildings which could be expected to provide some protection were destroyed as well. This could lead to lowland flooding near the coast in case of another storm.

The new storm's path is predicted to move from the Southeast Tuesday night into New Jersey on Wednesday. Its precise strength and route is still uncertain, but the storm will be nowhere near the level of Sandy's tropical-force winds. But it will have strong onshore winds and waves..

The weather service said the strongest winds will likely hit eastern Long Island.

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said "Tens of thousands" of people whose homes were damaged by the superstorm will need other places to live.”

The storm is definitely going to effect the elections in terms of a turnout of voters to even shadowing the legitimacy of the outcome. According to Reuters, “At minimum, low turnout would add another wild card to an election projected to be among the closest in U.S. history. Voting could be an afterthought for hundreds of thousands of people still struggling with power outages, fuel shortages and plummeting temperatures.

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