ANOTHER NASTY NOR'EASTER
As if Superstorm Sandy weren't enough, to add insult to injury, another nasty Nor'easter came in on its heels and brought high winds, cold temps and as much as a foot of snow in some parts. Folks still struggling without lights, heat and hot water didn't even have time to catch their breath before another onslaught from Mother Nature.
Once again, schools are closed. It seems like they've been closed more than they've been opened this year. Even the FEMA office in Staten Island, one of the worst hit areas, did not open their doors, introducing even less goodwill to a neighborhood that has felt largely ignored throughout this ongoing recovery effort.
About 8,000 people remain without power in the tri-state area, as of this morning. Some lost power for the second time when snow and ice weighed down trees and electrical lines.
The good news is that temps are expected to warm up this weekend, giving everybody a well-deserved break from the misery they've endured so far.