Nor'Easter Dumps Rain, Snow on Battered Northeast

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The storm-ravaged Northeast is taking another blow Thursday as a powerful storm moves through the area hit hardest by superstorm Sandy.

The nor'easter is dumping more rain on the area, but the storm is also bringing snow, which presents a new challenge for those still struggling without heat and electricity.

The storm's 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts have already caused at least 100,000 new power outages.

New York resident Gina Kohm said it's almost too much to bear.

"It's snowing, this is like insult to injury," she said. "We just had a hurricane, now we're having a blizzard."

Regina McManus worries that the new storm will prolong power outages caused by Sandy.

"I'm just waiting for electricity and then this morning I heard 30-mile-an-hour winds. You know they're not working on the power lines today," she said.

Travel through the area is at a standstill, with several major highways closed because of slick conditions. On top of that, more than 1,700 flights were cancelled today and Wednesday.

The nor'easter is also affecting relief efforts for the victims of last week's storm, as high winds, rain, and snow forced CBN's Operation Blessing to cancel Wednesday's mass food distribution.

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In the days following Sandy, Operation Blessing has served thousands of hot meals and given away tons of packaged food and other aid.

Volunteer teams are also helping remove debris and clean up homes damaged by the storm.

There's plenty of work ahead as some neighborhoods have barely been touched since the storm passed through.

On Wednesday, Operation Blessing President Bill Horan visited hard-hit Breezy Point, N.Y., an area populated by New York City police and firefighters.

"These are people who have worked here, lived here, many of them -- their fathers, their uncles, their cousins," Horan said. "The whole place, 3,800 homes, as far as we know, every one of them was flooded [with] four, five feet of water."

"This is just a terrible tragedy for these folks," he said. "They have no place to stay, no place to go, and this is really a sad situation."

Operation Blessing is working with pastors and local leaders in Breezy Point to begin volunteer clean-up efforts in the area.

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