Hurricane Sandy: NE Coast Shuts Down Mandatory Evacs.
Zone A – fire island Ny
NYC Evacuations Begin Over Hurricane Sandy; Public Schools Closed
New Jersey was set to close its casinos this weekend
Sandy Churns North, Officials Order Mass Transit Shutdown, Evacuations
Hurricane Sandy prompts evacuations in N.J., Delaware
Christie Orders N.J.’s Islands, Casinos Evacuated
Gov. Christie announces mandatory evacuations for N.J
filthadelphia opening centers; New Jersey orders evacuations
Residents in Delaware told to leave
Mandatory evacuations ordered Sunday in Conn.
Fairfield CT orders mandatory evacuations
CT – Sandy town-by-town evacuations
Hurricane Sandy Spins Toward Tri-State, Evacuations Begin in NY, NJ, CT
NY also shuting down mass transit
NYC schools are closed
Mass evacuations launched as superstorm Sandy approaches East Coast
Storm update: 5,000 flights canceled, shelters open, early MD voting off
Megastorm Could Wreak Havoc Across 800 Miles of US
Meteorologists are warning that Hurricane Sandy could potentially be the worst storm to hit the east coast of the United States in 100 years. Do you remember “the perfect storm” back in 1991? That storm was so bad that Hollywood made a blockbuster movie starring George Clooney about it. Well, this storm is going to be much worse. When I first heard about Hurricane Sandy, I didn’t make that much of it. I figured that the east coast would get some wind and some rain and that they would whine about it a bit but that everything would be just fine. But then I started looking into this storm a bit more. It turns out that this storm is even larger than Hurricane Katrina was. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has categorized the destructive potential of this storm to be 5.8 on a scale that goes from 0 to 6. So don’t be fooled when you hear that this is only a “category 1 storm” or that the maximum winds will only be around 80 MPH. It is the unprecedented size of this storm and the mind boggling storm surges that it is producing that truly make it dangerous. It is being reported that Hurricane Sandy is more than 1,000 miles across from one end to the other. Meteorologists have never seen anything quite like this before, and we are most definitely in unprecedented territory. One meteorologist is already projecting that this megastorm could cause 100 billion dollars in damage, but the true amount of devastation will likely not be fully known for weeks. If you live in the northeast part of the United States, you definitely want to buckle up because you are about to get absolutely hammered.
The following are 17 things that you should know about Hurricane Sandy…
#1 Hurricane Sandy has been dubbed “the Frankenstorm” and many believe that this could be the worst storm to hit the east coast in 100 years.
#2 This is an absolutely massive megastorm. It is being reported that tropical storm-force winds can be felt 520 miles away from the center of the storm.
#3 It is being reported that the sheer size of this storm is absolutely unprecedented…
Since records of storm size began in 1988, no tropical storm or hurricane has been larger, reports meteorologist Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground.
#4 Hurricane Sandy has already forced the cancellation of over 5,000 flights.
It may not have been a hurricane, but an earthquake and tsunami warning worried state agencies along the West Coast. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.
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