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The coming week could bring other challenges — namely an Election Day without power in polling places, and a nor’easter expected hit the area by Wednesday, with the potential for 55 mph gusts and more beach erosion, flooding and rain.
In New York, power has been restored to nearly 80 percent of its customers who were blacked out in the storm, but efforts to get everyone back on line could be hampered by more wet, windy weather. But crews were making some progress.
On the Upper West Side, 17-year-old Anna Riley-Shepard waited for her yellow school bus to take her to a private school in the Bronx. Her school has been without power for a week. It came back yesterday, they were told.
"You don’t really realize how important a routine is until you’re out of one," she said.
Associated Press writers Jennifer Peltz, Leanne Italie, Michael Hill, Karen Matthews, Larry Neumeister and Verena Dobnik contributed to this report in New York City. Contributions from Samantha Henry in Jersey City, Frank Eltman on Long Island and Jim Fitzgerald in Westchester County.
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