Monday, November 5, 2012

Up to 40,000 New Yorkers could be forced to evacuate as nor'easter storm brings freezing temperatures, rain and wind to devastated East Coast

It is expected to hit New York and New Jersey with gusts of up to 55mph by Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecast for Long Island, with 40mph more likely for New York City. There is also the chance of more beach erosion, coastal flooding and trees weakened by Superstorm Sandy being felled.

Up to four inches of rain is expected along with snowfall in more inland mountainous areas and a tidal storm surge of up to 5ft is possible, forecasters say.