POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Residents and businesses that had only recently regained electricity after losing it in Superstorm Sandy last week found themselves in the dark once again on Wednesday as a nor’easter smacked the storm-ravaged New Jersey region.
High winds, a surging tide and heavy wet snow hit as many coastal and low-lying communities were newly vulnerable to flooding, wind damage and power outages.
“So we’re getting ready for another storm,” Gov. Chris Christie said, noting that New Jersey residents and emergency workers were still weary from last week’s assault. “I’m waiting for the locusts and pestilence next.”
Christie warned residents, many of whom have only recently gotten electricity back following Sandy, that they could lose power again. And they did.
“I know it’s awful to think we might take a few steps back,” he said in a briefing on Long Beach Island, which remains off-limits to…
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