♦Up to 400,000 New Yorkers could be evacuated as city declares state of emergency, which means state will have access to federal funding.
♦Subways facing possible shutdown – the second time in history.
♦Sandy could be ‘worst case‘ superstorm, more powerful than Irene.
♦Could cause up to $1billion worth of damage.
A state of emergency was declared today along the Eastern Seaboard of New York and New Jersey as officials warn that Hurricane Sandy, dubbed “Frankenstorm” barrels toward the coast, showing no mercy and putting an estimated 66 million Americans in harms way.
Residence along the storms path are reportedly rushing to buy supplies and food as well as , filling their gas tanks, and securing their homes as the ‘killer’ storms path makes it’s way up the Coast.
According to experts…Meteorologist fear that the atmospheric conditions surrounding Sandy (which is currently a category 1 storm) and the nor’easter winds blowing in from the Atlantic could clash and in turn create the ‘perfect storm, ‘ causing excessively high winds, significant rainfall, massive floods, significant snow accumulation of up to two feet, and more than $1billion dollars in damages.
The National Weather Service issued a statement about the storm which thy say could become an “atmospheric bomb. ” Read Here
National Weather Service Statement
“DESPITE A MODEST CLUSTER OF OUTLYING DETERMINISTIC SOLUTIONS AND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS FROM THE VARIOUS MODELING CENTERS, THE LION’S SHARE OF GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT THE CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE SANDY WILL PASS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE AMPLIFYING POLAR TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES TO BECOME INCORPORATED INTO A HYBRID VORTEX OVER THE MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST NEXT TUESDAY. THE HIGH DEGREE OF BLOCKING FROM EASTERN NORTH AMERICA ACROSS THE ENTIRE ATLANTIC BASIN IS EXPECTED TO ALLOW THIS UNUSUAL MERGER TO TAKE PLACE, AND ONCE THE COMBINED GYRE MATERIALIZES, IT SHOULD SETTLE BACK TOWARD THE INTERIOR NORTHEAST THROUGH HALLOWEEN, INVITING PERHAPS A GHOULISH NICKNAME FOR THE CYCLONE ALONG THE LINES OF “FRANKENSTORM”, AN ALLUSION TO MARY SHELLEY’S GOTHIC CREATURE OF SYNTHESIZED ELEMENTS.
AS IS OFTEN THE CASE, WHEN ONE PART OF THE NATION IS EXPERIENCING A VERY ENERGETIC ATMOSPHERE DISTURBANCE, THE REMAINDER IS RELATIVELY CALM. THIS EVENT SHOULD NOT PROVE THE EXCEPTION, WITH A FAIRLY BENIGN FEED OF PACIFIC AIR INTO MOST OF THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL STATES. THE FAR WEST, PARTICULAR NORTH OF CALIFORNIA, WILL HAVE ENOUGH SUSTAINED ONSHORE FLOW TO KEEP THE PERIOD WET AND UNSETTLED.”
On Wednesday…Sandy roared across Cuba overnight, making landfall as a powerful 115-mph storm.
The storm which hit the Bahamas last week is expected to ravage the Northeast from Sunday through Wednesday.
As many as 58 people reported dead across Caribbean as super storm barrels north.
|As of 12:12 AM on 12-28-2012…Sandy||Hurricane, is still a Category 1 storm and is||594 miles SE of Washington||75 mph||NE|