Eastern Seaboard and North East Braces for Hurricane Sandy


Sandy ready to unleash her fury …

The East Coast and North East braces for Hurricane Sandy. It is being called the storm of the century, the Perfect Storm, Part II. Some areas are going to get huge wave surges, some massive amounts of rain, other 100 mile an hours gusts of wind and other areas snow accumulations in the feet. Some 50 million people are supposed to be affected by Sandy and 10′s of thousands of people have been evacuated.

Tens of thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the eastern U.S. buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation.

For all those in harms way, please be safe, our prayers are with you.

Satellite loop – if this does not look ominous, I am not sure what does


Weather impact along the Carolin’s.

Winds of 25 to 45 mph with gusts of 65+ mph along the immediate coast will continue. A storm surge of 4 to 6 feet above ground level is expected in eastern North Carolina if peak surge occurs at high tide. Bands of heavy rain on the outer periphery of the circulation will continue to wrap into the eastern North Carolina. Hatteras, N.C., reported 5.29 inches of rain as of 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Millions prepare for Hurricane Sandy – President declares state of emergency for New York and Massachusetts.

Evacuations ahead of storm and the transit systems close on NYC.

As Hurricane Sandy stayed on track to barrel the East Coast, states of emergency were declared from North Carolina to Connecticut, with residents being evacuated, schools and transit systems shut and food and supplies flying off store shelves in a sure sign people were preparing for the worst.

Sandy was at Category 1 strength, packing 75 mph winds, about 270 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and moving northeast at 14 mph as of 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was about 575 miles south of New York City.

The Hurricane is on path to meet a winter storm and a cold front, plus high tides from a full moon, and experts said the rare hybrid storm that results could cause havoc through 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.

Much, much more at Weather Underground.

Flight Delay Information – Northeastern States

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “Eastern Seaboard and North East Braces for Hurricane Sandy”

    1. barbreee on October 28th, 2012 11:49 pm

      Now Obama is all over this. There is not much you can do with Mother Nature but prepare and recover.

      Our 4 Americans in Libya could have used some preparation, support.

    2. Tamikosmom on October 29th, 2012 1:06 pm

      Sandy introduces big unknown into campaign
      updated 10:20 AM EDT, Mon October 29, 2012

      Washington (CNN) — The beauty of being a president and a candidate is that when a monster storm stalks up the East Coast you can run over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and be seen as a president on the job.

      Which also works if you are reapplying.

      “It’s so important for us to respond big and respond fast as local information starts coming in,” President Barack Obama said at FEMA.

      Obama advises preparedness as storm approaches

      The president canceled his campaign trips Monday and Tuesday to the swing states of Florida and Colorado, far beyond the reach of Hurricane Sandy. His people say the president needs to stay home and monitor things, which one Republican found interesting.

      “You notice that he’s canceling his trips over the hurricane. He didn’t cancel his trips over Benghazi,” former GOP presidential candidate and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on ABC’s “This Week.”


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