|Published:||Nov 07, 2012 6:31 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 07, 2012 6:31 PM EST|
New Jersey and New York residents are bracing for a Nor'easter that may bring several inches of snow into areas already battered by Hurricane Sandy.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says that the Garden State is on the road to recovery with over two million people getting their power back on, but he warns residents that the storm could knock out power again. The governor urges everyone to be prepared. In addition, some Jersey shore communities are issuing mandatory evacuations.
Christie says thousands of residents are getting warm meals, coastal towns are being urged to move more sand into the area, and dunes are built to protect the already battered area.
In New York, police are using loudspeakers to urge residents in low-lying areas to evacuate. New York City was also closing parks, playgrounds and beaches and ordering construction sites to be secured.
Weather experts say the nor'easter may be weaker than initially anticipated.
Major airlines are scrapping flights in and out of the New York area. Only 4 flights were cancelled Wednesday at Southwest Florida International Airport. They include 3 united flights to Newark and one Delta flight to LaGuardia.
Hurricane Sandy last week led to about 24 thousand flight cancellations.