Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nor'easter Leaves NYC Metro Area Cleaning Up A Huge Mess

The New York City metro area is busy cleaning up the mess left by a bad Nor'easter that left several people dead from falling trees, and widespread damage, including flooding, downed trees, and power outages that affected hundreds of thousands of people.

There were plenty of tree limbs down in our area, but Teaneck and the Route 4 corridor saw trees of all sizes down all over the place, and that took down power lines. Two people were killed by a falling tree in Teaneck.

Heavy rains cause flooding along the South Branch of the Raritan River in Hunterdon County

Power outages also affected water purification systems, so alerts were issued for boil water alerts until further notice. Some parts of the area might not see power restored until midweek.

Flooding is a concern in many parts of New Jersey as major rivers have yet to crest from the deluge of rain.

Most of the area got around 3-4 inches, but Elizabeth saw more than seven inches.  Wind gusts were as high as 75 miles per hour and many parts of the region saw winds in excess of 50.

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