Weather Alert!!: Hurricane Sandy Weather Coverage Update.
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As of 11:00am ET; ZachNews has the latest information from the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Sandy:
– Name of Hurricane or Tropical Storm:
– Saffir-Simpson Category:
Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 Hurricane.
– Winds of Hurricane or Tropical Storm:
Hurricane Sandy winds are at 75 mph.
– Pressure of Hurricane or Tropical Storm:
Hurricane Sandy pressure is at 951 mb.
– Direction of Hurricane or Tropical Storm:
Hurricane or Tropical Storm is moving to the northeast at 14 mph.
– Location of Hurricane or Tropical Storm:
Hurricane Sandy is 32.5° North and 72.6° West.
For more weather updates on on Hurricane Sandy, please head to the National Hurricane Center website at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
In New York: According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prepare for possibly shutting down all service on subways, buses and commuter rail lines possibly tonight at 7:00pm ET. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there were no evacuation orders in effect for the New York City.
New Jersey: According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Mandatory Evacuations were ordered for South Jersey’s barrier islands. People there and at Atlantic City’s casinos were told to leave by 4:00 pm ET Sunday, and state parks will also be shuttered. Shelters will be set up in 18 counties to accommodate roughly 12,000 people and, if needed, the state will mobilize five shelters to house another 5,000 people.
Connecticut: According to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy: Connecticut residents to brace to go for a long time without power when Hurricane Sandy hammers the state for up to 36 hours. The storm could cause severe flooding, perhaps the worst Connecticut has seen in more than 70 years. The flooding will be made worse by the fact that the storm will happen during three high-tide cycles.
Many states have declared a State Of Emergency up the northeastern coast of the United States including New York, and New Jersey because of Hurricane Sandy.
Voluntary Evacuation and Mandatory Evacuations have been declared in many states up the northeastern coast of the United States in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
Major power outages, heavy rain, gusty winds, high surf, flooding, and even snow will occur because of Hurricane Sandy and a cold storm system that will merge with Hurricane Sandy.
People living in Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine should have their emergency kit ready, have important items ready packed up, and an emergency plan ready in case weather conditions changes or when emergency crews order you and you family to leave the area.
Please use caution when driving on the roads and stay tuned to your local news outlets for news updates and for where to go to for safety.
Please stay away from flooded roads, channels, washes, creeks, and rivers.
Do not touch down utility lines because you can get electrocuted.
Be ready for power outages because of Hurricane Sandy. Please make sure to have batteries, flash lights, and radios ready for Hurricane Sandy.
Please make sure to have food, warm clothes, heavy duty shoes, sleeping bags, toilet paper, and drinking water ready for Hurricane Sandy.
Stay tuned to ZachNews for more information regarding Hurricane Sandy.