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Watch Out, East Coast. Another Huge Storm Is Just Days Away

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Tim Pearce Energy Reporter

Another nor’easter is forming off the East Coast, expected to hit New England Wednesday or Thursday days after a storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands in the area, CNN reports.

Experts predict the next storm will have winds calmer than the 90 mile per hour gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and off electricity by Sunday to an estimated 900,000 customers in the mid-Atlantic and New England. Wind continues to be a factor as this week’s storm threatens the East Coast with heavy snow.

Utilities are rushing to repair the damaged grid before the next storm hits, bringing in out-of-state workers to help. Some areas are expected to be without power until midweek, right around the time the next storm makes landfall, The Wall Street Journal reports.

A winter storm warning has been issued for 33 million people. Around 215,000 people lacked power Monday morning, while high waves resulted in the worst flooding some areas have seen in years, Quincy, Mass., Police Capt. John Dougan told CNN.

“We’re seeing homes underwater, their basements were flooded out, the electricity was off,” Dougan said.

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