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Cuomo says predicted Nor'Easter could be worrisome

Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is concern that the Nor’Easter predicted to hit New York later this week could cause more harm to already storm-damaged areas.

Cuomo says he does not want to scare people, but he says there is concern that the storm predicted for Wednesday and Thursday could be potentially significant, and he says there are worries that debris that still litters many streets and yards from Hurricane Sandy could become projectiles in high winds, and that already damaged homes could be further effected. And he says beaches and barrier islands on the coast that provided natural flood protection are gone.

“When it rains it pours,” said Cuomo. “When it storms you get more storms, I guess.”

Cuomo says there have been no evacuation orders so far, but he says if there are, they will be issued early, and he begs people to, this time, take the warnings seriously.

Karen DeWitt is Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio, a network of 10 public radio stations in New York State. She has covered state government and politics for the network since 1990.