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Not quite a superstorm, newest system brings echoes of Sandy along with snow and cold

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    A pedestrian walks through the snow in Washington Park on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Parts of the New York region still cleaning up from Superstorm Sandy are bracing for a winter storm that's expected to blanket the Northeast with heavy snow Friday and Saturday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) (The Associated Press)

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    Walter Jacob stands on the peak of a roof Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune, N.J., as he works to seal the leak around a weather vane at a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The region is bracing for the threat of a snow storm in the next few days. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (The Associated Press)

For many in the Northeast, the warnings were eerily familiar: Stock up on food and water. Stay off the roads. Be prepared to lose power.

The snowstorm sweeping through the region brought with it echoes of Superstorm Sandy. It's nowhere near as powerful, but that isn't stopping residents from dreading what a new storm could bring.

The new storm could drop 8 to 16 inches on the areas hardest hit by Sandy in New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and Connecticut. A moderate storm surge is possible, too.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says nothing like Sandy's surge is expected.

Forty-three-year-old Leeann Rivera of Queens says that "if we were talking about the type of damage that Sandy did, I'd be gone."