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Westerly Residents Brace for Nor'Easter Wednesday

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By: Melissa Toupin
 
Barely a week after Hurricane Sandy thrashed the Westerly coastline Misquamicut residents spent Wednesday bracing for another storm.
 
"Oh my gosh. Who would have thought?" said Westerly resident Jim Robak before the storm.
 
They've barely had time to access the damage from the super storm. Many residents allowed back to their properties for the first time just days ago.
 
"We got a small amount of oil in the basement, a lot of water. And we're just starting to recoup," said neighbor Barry Wazer.
 
Robak's Rabbit Run home was spared when others weren't so lucky. The images of the Sandy still fresh in his mind.
 
"We had some scares previously years past over here. But this one came through and did a lot of damage," said Robak.
 
The heavy winds and freezing rains from the then impending nor'easter taking an emotional toll on those who have already lost so much.
 
"Personal things you can never replace, pictures and things we had in the back yard that we accumulated over the years. It's sad but we'll make it," said Robak.
 
Some residents turned off the water & electricity in anticipation of the storm. Wazer spent his afternoon removing what's left from his flood ravaged basement...just in case.
 
"I'm taking sheet rock off the walls down cellar. Ripping up rugs still," said Wazer.
 
All residents could do was wait. 
 
"Hope for the best. Say a little prayer. That it doesn't get too bad," said Wazer.

National Grid told ABC6 60 crews across state remained local from Hurricane Sandy. 20 additional crews were on standby Wednesday night.
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