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What Are The Hurricane Sandy Storm Conditions Where You Are?

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Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

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Posted: October 29, 2012, 12:00 am - IP Logged

What Are The Hurricane Sandy Storm Conditions Where You Are?

Trees down?  Power lines down?  Power outages?  Flooding?  Batteries shortages at stores? Back up supplies available?  Bread, water and milk shortages at stores? Gas lines? Traffic conditions? What is closed? Let us know what is going on where you are.

Stay safe, everyone! Watch out for each other! Blue Angel 

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Hang out here and we will keep each other company as we deal with this storm.

As of 8PM est:

 

Sandy: East Coast braces for epic hurricane, ‘life-threatening’ storm surge

Thanks ~ Dylan Stableford

Waves crash into a pier in Nags Head, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012. (Gerry Broome/AP)

 

"Superstorm." "The Perfect Storm." "Frankenstorm."

 

Whatever you want to call it, the East Coast is bracing for Hurricane Sandy, a "rare hybrid storm" that is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge to the mid-Atlantic coast, Long Island Sound and New York harbor, forecasters say, with winds expected to be at or near hurricane force when it makes landfall sometime on Monday.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the Category 1 hurricane was centered about 280 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and 485 miles south of New York City early Sunday, carrying maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and moving northeast at 15 mph.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the immediate, mandatory evacuation for low-lying coastal areas, including Coney Island, the Rockaways, Brighton Beach, Red Hook and some parts of lower Manhattan along the East River.

"If you don't evacuate, you're not just putting your own life at risk," Mayor Bloomberg said at a news conference Sunday. "You're endangering first responders who may have to rescue you."

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's message for residents was a bit more blunt. "Don't be stupid," Christie said Sunday afternoon, announcing the suspension of the state's transit system beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Earlier, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the suspension of all MTA service--including subways, buses, Long Island Railroad and Metro North--beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday. New York City Public Schools will be closed on Monday, the mayor said. The New York Stock Exchange said its trading floor will be closed on Monday, too--the first such shutdown in 27 years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Sandy is expected to continue on a parallel path along the mid-Atlantic coast later Sunday before making a sharp turn toward the northwest and southern New Jersey coastline on Monday--with the Jersey Shore and New York City in its projected path.

But the path is not necessarily the problem.

"Don't get fixated on a particular track," the Associated Press said. "Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow."

A tropical storm warning has been issued between Cape Fear to Duck, N.C., while hurricane watches and high-wind warnings are in effect from the Virginia to Massachusetts. The hurricane-force winds extend 175 miles from the epicenter of the storm, while tropical storm-force winds extend 500 miles--or roughly 1,000 miles end to end, making Sandy one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East Coast.

"We're looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people," Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Associated Press.

"The size of this alone, affecting a heavily populated area, is going to be history making," Jeff Masters wrote on the Weather Underground blog.

President Barack Obama received a briefing on the storm at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington on Sunday. "My main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously," President Obama said. "[We will] respond big and respond fast."

"I can be as cynical as anyone," Christie said on Saturday, announcing a state of emergency. "But when the storm comes, if it's as bad as they're predicting, you're going to wish you weren't as cynical as you otherwise might have been."

Meanwhile, emergency evacuations were being mulled by state officials in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and even Maine.

In Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell said 20,000 homes there had already reported power outages.

(Weather.com)

"This is not a coastal threat  alone," said FEMA director Craig Fugate said during a media briefing early Sunday. "This is a very large area."

Forecasters also fear the combination of storm surge, high tide and heavy rain--between 3 and 12 inches in some areas--could be life-threatening for coastal residents.

According to the National Hurricane Center summary, coastal water levels could rise anywhere between 1 and 12 feet from North Carolina to Cape Cod, depending on the timing of the "peak surge." A surge of 6 to 11 feet is forecast for Long Island Sound and Raritan Bay, including New York Harbor.

The storm surge in New York Harbor during Hurricane Irene in September 2011, forecasters noted, was four feet.

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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: October 29, 2012, 1:33 am - IP Logged

    Hey Moon,

    You can watch the storm come into NY Harbor streaming live 24 hrs from the Statue of Liberty Torch camera right here:

    http://earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/?cam=liberty_hd

    Everybody be careful and stay safe up there now.


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      Posted: October 29, 2012, 1:37 am - IP Logged

      Conditions are exceedingly mild and pleasantly moist.

        olplugger's avatar - moon2
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        Posted: October 29, 2012, 5:48 am - IP Logged

        Hey Moon,

        You can watch the storm come into NY Harbor streaming live 24 hrs from the Statue of Liberty Torch camera right here:

        http://earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/?cam=liberty_hd

        Everybody be careful and stay safe up there now.

        Thanks rdgrnr!

        "Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe it can achieve."

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          Posted: October 29, 2012, 11:56 am - IP Logged

          It is windy and raining in Canada. We are getting the beginning of the hurricane..

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            Posted: October 29, 2012, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

            Hey Moon,

            You can watch the storm come into NY Harbor streaming live 24 hrs from the Statue of Liberty Torch camera right here:

            http://earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/?cam=liberty_hd

            Everybody be careful and stay safe up there now.

            Thanks, Ridge!Sun Smiley

            At this moment, the earth cam link is off.

            I wonder if the weather is effecting it?

              Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

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              Posted: October 29, 2012, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

              The winds are howling a bit. It is raining in a slow, but steady manner.

              The temperature is 52 degrees. Last night, we had very few leaves in our

              yard. This morning the yard of full of wet leaves.

              Yesterday, we brought all of our chairs, trash containers and loose

              things indoors. Our neighbors STILL have stuff like potted plants, chairs,

              toys, knick knacks and trash containers on their porches and in their yards that the winds can lift and throw in our direction. Hit With Stick

              I hope that our windows and cars are protected from any flying objects from

              their properties.

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                Posted: October 29, 2012, 12:47 pm - IP Logged
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                  Posted: October 29, 2012, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                  I am experiencing the same.but it seem to be getting darker I am just waiting it out.

                  hurricane  514 -444     storm 939-440-


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                    Posted: October 29, 2012, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                    It is now quite blustery.  I better go play the SM now while stores are still open.

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                      Posted: October 29, 2012, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                      Continuing misting rain here .....temp is 43

                      Sandy is my sisters name lol..........519  1965

                      Surely the most important news of any day ...

                                                                      is that the sun has risen one more time. Sun Smiley

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                        Posted: October 29, 2012, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                        Now there is a ban on tracker trailers, trucks, campers

                        and motorcycles on some of the highways and bridges.

                        Who would be on a motorcycle in this weather, anyway?

                         

                         

                         

                         

                            

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                          Posted: October 29, 2012, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

                          Wow!  6 blocks of the north end of the Atlantic City boardwalk disappeared!

                          The power of the ocean waves destroyed it. Wood planks from the boardwalk

                          were lifted 30 or 40 feet and tossed way far away from the boardwalk and into

                          the city.  Some boardwalk planks were tossed into city residents' garages.

                          80 feet of boardwalk floating free at Atlantic and New Hampshire Ave

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                            Posted: October 29, 2012, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                            I am experiencing the same.but it seem to be getting darker I am just waiting it out.

                            hurricane  514 -444     storm 939-440-

                            Thanks for your numbers, Bulahsbaby$ !Sun Smiley 

                            Got enough coffee and munchees?

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                              Posted: October 29, 2012, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                              Continuing misting rain here .....temp is 43

                              Sandy is my sisters name lol..........519  1965

                              Hey luckyshoes! Sun Smiley I, also, have several Sandy(s) in my life ...

                              from my chiropractor / friend to relatives and friends! Yes Nod

                              Thanks for your numbers!