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‘Prepare For More Outages’: Nor’easter On Track To Hit Weather-Beaten NY And NJ As Small Earthquake Rattles Area

Associated Press – “NEW YORK – Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds.

The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a Nor’easter that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by Wednesday and could compound the havoc brought by last week’s violent weather.

‘Prepare for more outages,’ advised weather service meteorologist Joe Pollina. ‘Stay indoors. Stock up again.’

He said the new storm wouldn’t be nearly as strong as Sandy, but could pack winds ‘stronger than usual, even strong for a Nor’easter.’

Meanwhile, cold temperatures streamed in and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that means ‘tens of thousands’ of people whose homes were damaged by the superstorm will need other places to live.

‘It’s going to become increasingly clear’ that homes without heat are uninhabitable, the governor said. He said residents who have been reluctant to leave their homes will be forced to and will need housing.” Read more.

Small Earthquake Rattles NJ Towns in Wake of Sandy – “Some residents in northern New Jersey awoke to a small earthquake early Monday. The temblor, with a magnitude of 2.0, struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered in Ringwood, a community that’s still dealing with downed trees and power outages from Sandy. Geophysicist Jessica Turner at the National Earthquake Information Center says some people reported hearing a loud boom.” Read more.

Large Fuel Spill Reported at NJ Refinery After Sandy – “Some 7,700 gallons of fuel spilled from Phillips 66’s Bayway refinery in Linden, New Jersey, after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday, reporting the second significant leak at the New York harbor oil trading hub. The spill was reported after residents in nearby Bayonne, New Jersey, complained about diesel fumes.” Read more.

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