NewsNation | November 08, 2012
>>> power crews are back at work in the niece working to restore service after another storm hit the region ten days after hurricane sandy. it's so hard to believe. the nor'easter dumped a record-breaking amount of snow on the area bringing recovery efforts basically to a halt. tens of thousands of people who just got their power on lost it again as the storm tore through the region. more than half a million people are right now still without power in their homes. the weather channel 's mike seidel is live at point pleasant beach, new jersey.
>> reporter: a lot different and also something we've never seen before having a snowstorm or any kind of snow nine days after a hurricane. it just doesn't happen, because usually late season hurricanes occur on the gulf coast where it rarely snows to start with. this is the protective dune they built wednesday and tuesday from sand they bougrought back from the streets. the tide wasn't that bad, they got up to the he edge of the -- the bottom of the dune. the atlantic today is almost glassy. we had record amounts of snowfall. n newark , the biggest snowfall. it's kin of surreal to see snow on a dune and also see snow on hurricane damage. we have debris piled up everywhere. power crews are back in town here because the beach east of the tracks is still without power. they don't want to turn the power on. they're concerned about fires. we have crews up and down the streets from tampa, florida. this is the debris lester holt showed you. this is where we were standing until about three hours before sandy came in. then the surge took out a 350-foot dune. this restaurant is a total mess. one bit of good news today. airport cancellations, flight cancellations down. yesterday we had over 1700 , today about 650. 90% of those are at newark , laguardia and jfk. no delays are reported. when you have 500 cancellations at newark , that would cut down on any backlog and delays. also brick township when this a mandatory evacuation in low-lying areas rescinds that at 3:00 p.m . only for the mainland areas. the barrier islands up and down the coast are off limits in jersey. better weather aahead, though, for you in new york city , tamron, and up and down the east coast and in hard-hit areaing this week end. a nice turn-around.
>> it adds to just the strangeness of the weather that we've been experiencing or the range of weather that we've been experienci experiencing, mike. you know that better than anyone. thank you so much.