A nor'easter is hitting New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with snow, rain and heavy winds. The storm is knocking out power to thousands, including some who just had it restored.
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With forecasters expecting that the New York area could get the worst of the super storm moving its way towards the country, property owners boarded up their homes and many were not leaving anything to chance and evacuated their families out of the city centre on Sunday. Forecasters warn the mega storm can wreak havoc over 800 miles (1,300 kilometres) from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
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AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno says New York City, Southern New England, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, will experience damaging winds and flooding as hurricane Irene moves north.