Treasure Coast woman moves to NYC 'just in time'

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. - The storm headed for New York could add insult to injury after last week's catastrophe.

It has also canceled several flights to the New York City area from PBIA.

If you were hoping to get to New York by the weekend you might be out of luck. But Beverly Reaume got there too soon. Only one thing could've made her move.

"My boyfriend lives here, and we've had a long distance relationship," said Reaume.

Hutchinson Island on the Treasure Coast is her old neighborhood. Her new neighborhood is Riverhead, Long Island.

Gas lines and downed trees are everywhere.

"We still haven't cleaned up the area since the hurricane, Sandy," said Reaume. "We still have leaves and debris in the street the city was supposed to pick up."

But the unlucky thing for her isn't just the damage to her new neighborhood.

"A lot of people still do not have electricity, " she said. 

Nor is it just being in the path of a double whammy. It's that after thirty years of living here, she moved six weeks ago to Long Island, just in time for Sandy.

"I thought I left this behind in Florida," said Reaume. "My boyfriend said, there's no way, it's not going to hit us, these kinds of storms do not hit Long Island, it does not hit New York. I told him, I'm a Florida girl, and I know how these storms can turn."

So now, as cars still line up for gas, she's pulled her boots on and braced for a new storm.

The first flurries started this afternoon. It's a storm that could deep freeze an area that is already paralyzed and powerless, in more ways than one.

"The lights were flickering earlier, I don't know how long it'll last," said Reaume.

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