Most of the Eastern U.S. members here are aware of the hurricane/tropical storm called Sandy
which is now threatening the major metro Eastern coast of the U.S. In core strength, it is not too powerful.. but its expanse is quite huge.. with forecasts of rainfall exceeding 10 inches in some areas! The New York City transit facilities (subways, surface trains, buses) are being shut down by Sunday evening, and a mandatory evacuation of "zone A" (flood prone) residents is in effect. This will affect over 300,000 people.
The weather experts at the Weather Channel [ www.weather.com/
] and National Hurricane Center [ www.nhc.noaa.gov
] are noting that this storm is not atypical of similar storm behavior for this instance, and may be a "worst in a century" storm!
Be prepared, in the final hours.. have flashlights with batteries, canned food, extra water, and meds in ready. If anyone needs a generator, be warned that they MUST NOT
be operated in closed areas.. or you may not be alive after the storm, due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning!!! Same for any barbeque grills that use charcoal. Outdoor use only, in well-ventilated areas.
And a common-sense thought.. if you really have to travel, remember that some roads may be flooded enough to float your car off into a ravine!
"Turn around, don't drown" is good advice.
Follow Sandy the "Frankenstorm"
live from Weather.com.
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