A few weeks ago, the first storm surge was a rare sight.
But the water is starting to rise again.
That’s because a storm surge warning has been issued for parts of New Jersey, as the storm threatens to overwhelm some communities.
The warning was issued on Saturday because of the threat of flood damage from Hurricane Sandy, the second storm to hit the region since April.
The first was Hurricane Wilma, which caused a record-breaking storm surge of nearly three feet.
That storm also dumped over a foot of rain on parts of the state, according to the National Weather Service.
In the New York area, the storm surge is expected to reach 8 to 11 feet, with winds of up to 80 mph.
Some parts of Manhattan, including Manhattan Beach, may be inundated by up to 5 feet of water, according the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The storm surge advisory for parts the New England region is issued once every three years.
It is also used by other states.
But it is a rare occasion for a storm to threaten the region.
On Friday, a storm of more than 10 feet flooded parts of Massachusetts.
The storm surge has been reported in several places, but not in New England.
The surge in the Northeast could last up to three weeks, according a meteorologist with the National Hurricane Center.
This is when many residents are most vulnerable.
“This is a storm with a high potential for damage,” said Eric Sperling, director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
“It is likely to affect more than a small percentage of the U.S. population.”
This could be a harbinger for more storms to hit parts of America as the year winds down, experts say.
It could also be the last chance for people in parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts to avoid the risk of flooding.
The warnings were issued as Hurricane Sandy prepared to make landfall in New Jersey.
This weekend, it will make landfall on the New Hampshire coast, and possibly parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island, according NWS.
The New Jersey State Police said it was preparing for a surge of 2 feet in the city of Hoboken.
On Saturday, the National Park Service posted warnings of flooding and storm surges for parts for New York and New Jersey in the wake of the storm.
The agency has asked residents in the affected areas to take precautions to protect themselves from floodwaters.
It said residents should follow evacuation plans, keep windows shut and not leave pets at home.