Just a week after getting blasted by superstorm Sandy—the so-called “storm of the century”—the East Coast is enduring another blast of bad weather: a nor’easter nicknamed Athena.
Early this week there were still over 1.3 million people without power across the eastern seaboard. Many of those are in New York and New Jersey, which took the brunt of Sandy. The superstorm created an estimated $30-50 billion in total economic damages. The widespread power outages have also choked the gasoline supply—no power, no pumps. Meanwhile, sanitation crews have been working 12-hour shifts in order to clean out all of the trash created by the storm.