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Tracking storm Sandy recovery

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Live video: President Obama speaks after touring damage from Hurricane Sandy
by matthew.keys on Nov 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Transportation status in NY/NJ Power outage map / Google crisis map / Donate and volunteer

Subways have partially reopened: Map of available lines

Bus service has been partially restored in all boroughs of NYC: Port Authority Info

Amtrak has modified service at this time: Amtrak alerts 

Ferries for Staten Island and East River ferry are now in service. 

Airports at JFK, Newark are open, LaGuardia is open with limited service: Airport alert



  • Latest Hurricane Sandy update from EarthNetworks



  • Video streaming by Ustream

    Video view of Hurricane #Sandy from space, via @NASA

  • NEW YORK: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will hold a press conference discussing Hurricane Sandy preparations at 6pm ET. We will stream the press conference live here.
  • RESOURCE: Find your local Red Cross Twitter account using this list: https://twitter.com/redcross/local
  • NOAA ISSUES 5PM ET UPDATE :

    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 22
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    500 PM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012

    ...HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE
    MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...
    ...SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE IS ALSO EXPECTED...


    SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...30.2N 75.2W
    ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 345 MI...555 KM S OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...961 MB...28.38 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS REPLACED THE TROPICAL STORM
    WATCH WITH A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR BERMUDA.

    THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS DISCONTINUED ALL TROPICAL
    STORM WARNINGS.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
    * PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
    * BERMUDA

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SAVANNAH RIVER TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER

    IN ADDITION...HIGH WIND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF
    SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA. HIGH WIND WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH
    OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SEE STATEMENTS
    FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

    INTERESTS THROUGHOUT THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND NEW ENGLAND SHOULD
    MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF SANDY.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
    THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
    METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED
    NEAR LATITUDE 30.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 75.2 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING
    TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION
    IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS
    FORECAST SUNDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-
    NORTHWEST ON MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF SANDY
    WILL MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES
    THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND APPROACH THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC
    STATES LATE MONDAY.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
    OF DAYS.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...FROM
    THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520
    MILES...835 KM. NOAA BUOY 41013...LOCATED ABOUT 35 MILES...
    SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA RECENTLY REPORTED A
    SUSTAINED WIND OF 47 MPH...76 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 58 MPH...
    94 KM/H.

    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 961 MB...28.38 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
    REACH THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA IN THE CAROLINAS WITHIN THE
    NEXT FEW HOURS...AND SPREAD NORTHWARD TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. TROPICAL
    STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT.
    GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE
    MID-ATLANTIC COAST BY LATE SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT AND REACH LONG
    ISLAND AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY MORNING. WINDS TO NEAR
    HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING
    LONG ISLAND...BY LATE MONDAY.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND THE
    TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY
    RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE
    GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

    FL EAST COAST NORTH OF CAPE CANAVERAL...1 TO 2 FT
    NC SOUTH OF SURF CITY...1 TO 3 FT
    NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBERMARLE SNDS...3 TO 5 FT
    SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
    UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 2 FT
    OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
    LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND DELAWARE BAY...4 TO 8 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE
    AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.
    GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER
    LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND
    EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...
    ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY.
    FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
    SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION
    SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR
    EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES
    POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER
    PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA
    PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.
    RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
    5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN NEW YORK INTO NEW
    ENGLAND.

    SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH
    THE CAROLINAS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SPREAD INTO THE MID-
    ATLANTIC AND NORTHEASTERN STATES BY SUNDAY.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 PM EDT.
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM EDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER BROWN
  • Get this - a tropical storm warning is now in effect for Bermuda for #Sandy. That's how huge this storm is.
  • Brooke Halye, 3, and her grandmother Susan Schmidt play in the surf as Hurricane Sandy looms over the coast in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, October 27, 2012. The hurricane closed in on the United States on Saturday, where it threatens to hit the eastern third of the country with torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages. REUTERS/Randall Hill

  • Hurricane Sandy path prediction from Accuweather.com

  • State of Emergency declared ahead of storm Sandy for the following states:

    - Connecticut
    - Massachusetts
    - Maryland
    - New Jersey
    - New York
    - North Carolina
    - Pennsylvania
    - Virginia
    - Washington, D.C.

    [Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
  • Press Secretary for NYC Mayor Bloomberg tweets: @marclavorgna: Sit tight for a few min if ur waiting for @MikeBloomberg's storm update. Just wrapping up final briefing with all City agency heads
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: "This is a dangerous storm…it could do a lot of damage."
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: "We are not ordering any evacuations as of this time for any parts of the city."
  • Bloomberg: No evacuations at this time.
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: "These storm conditions can be dangerous. The safest thing you can do is to stay indoors."
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Call 3-1-1 or visit NYC.gov for information about shelters.
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Police will be on extended hours starting Sunday. FDNY special rescue units prepared to respond to emergencies.
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: All city parks to be closed tomorrow evening at 5:00 p.m.
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: No shut downs in public transit services have been ordered as of now.
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: "If you live in a high rise and you lose power, you may lose water as well," keep a supply of water on hand.
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Biggest unknown is Monday night's storm surge, could be a record.

  • Audio: New York Mayor Bloomberg's Saturday evening briefing on storm Sandy
  • Amtrak says it has started canceling some services ahead of Hurricane Sandy. Amtrak says the following have been canceled:

    Origination dates of Sunday, Oct. 28
    - Canceled between Richmond and Newport News, Va.: Northeast Regional Train 99
    - Canceled between Chicago and Washington D.C.: Capitol Limited Train 30
    - Canceled between Miami and New York: Silver Star Train 92
    - Canceled between Washington D.C. and New York: Silver Meteor Train 98 and Crescent Train 20

    Origination dates of Monday, Oct. 29
    - Canceled between Washington D.C. and Chicago: Capitol Limited Train 29

    [Source: Amtrak on Facebook]
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said at both press briefings on Hurricane Sandy that making a "go-bag" is essential to preparing for the upcoming storm. The following items should be considered when making a "go-bag:"

    - Copies of important documents, like birth certificates and insurance papers
    - Flashlights
    - Battery-operated radio
    - Extra batteries for flashlights and radio
    - List of medications (include dosage and when you take them)
    - Emergency contact information for friends, family
    - Notepad and a pen
    - Pet supplies (food, leash, etc.)
    - Extra medical equipment (extra glasses, batteries)

    [Source: Ready NYC]
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says preparations are underway for a potential shutdown of New Jersey Transit operations. The shutdown would affect bus, rail, light rail and Access Link services. The shutdown, if enacted, would take effect Monday, October 29.

    [Source: Ready NJ]
  • The Department of Defense says it's preparing for the upcoming storm brought on by Hurricane Sandy. According to a press release issued by the Department of Defense Saturday evening, the Secretary of Defense "has agreed with the Governors of Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to appoint Dual Status Commanders as the storm approaches."

    "Dual Status Commanders are authorized to command both Federal and State National Guard forces. This special authority enables them to effectively integrate the defense support operations and capabilities that Governors request. The Secretary is prepared to quickly agree to similar requests from other States."

    [Source: DOD press release]
  • Clouds gather over New York October 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy is churning out in the Atlantic as the entire north eastern USA prepares for its arrival. [REUTERS/Carlo Allegri]

  • Latest storm surge projections from NOAA


  • Video: No evacuation plans for New York [Weather Channel]
  • Threat of Hurricane Sandy grows as it targets East Coast

    Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as coastal communities along the East Coast scrambled to prepare for torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before the presidential election.

    Governors in states in the hurricane's path declared emergencies, announcing mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas. New York City officials discussed whether to shut the subway system on Sunday in advance of the storm.

    Read on

  • BREAKING NOW: Number of people being ordered to evacuate in Delaware rises to 50,000 #Sandy #DEwx
  • HAITI: Miami Herald reports the death toll in Haiti attributed to Hurricane Sandy has reached 44, and has left an estimated 200,000 people homeless.

  • Video: Saturday recap of Hurricane Sandy [NewsBreaker/Ora TV]
  • NOAA ISSUES 11PM ET UPDATE

    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 23
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    1100 PM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012

    ...SANDY CONTINUING NORTHEASTWARD PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF THE
    SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES...
    ...STRONG WINDS AND SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE ARE EXPECTED IN THE
    MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
    -----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...30.9N 74.3W
    ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 305 MI...490 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
    * PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
    * BERMUDA

    IN ADDITION...HIGH WIND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA. HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

    INTERESTS THROUGHOUT THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND NEW ENGLAND SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF SANDY.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 74.3 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST ON SUNDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF SANDY WILL MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND APPROACH THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES MONDAY NIGHT.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WHILE LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...SANDY IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A LARGE AND POWERFUL CYCLONE.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520 MILES...835 KM. NOAA BUOY 41036...LOCATED IN ONSLOW BAY NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 MPH...73 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 60 MPH...97 KM/H.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON NOAA AND AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORTS IS 960 MB...28.35 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ACROSS THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA...AND THESE SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST BY SUNDAY AND REACH LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY MORNING. WINDS TO NEAR HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND...BY LATE MONDAY.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

    NC SOUTH OF SURF CITY...1 TO 3 FT
    NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBERMARLE SNDS...3 TO 5 FT
    SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
    UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 2 FT
    OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
    LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND DELAWARE BAY...4 TO 8 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGEAND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY. FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN NEW YORK INTO NEW
    ENGLAND.

    SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SPREAD INTO THE NORTHEASTERN STATES ON SUNDAY.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 AM EDT.
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM EDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER BEVEN
  • CUBA: A man salvages bricks from rubble on a street after hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

  • NORTH CAROLINA: High Tide Topsail Reef Apartments in North Topsail Beach. North Carolina with Hurricane Sandy approaching

    Source: YouTube/TimFChavez

  • Click YouTube icons on map for videos shot in those locations.

  • Threat of Hurricane Sandy grows as it targets East Coast

    Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as coastal communities along the East Coast scrambled to prepare for torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before the presidential election.

    Governors in states in the hurricane's path declared emergencies, announcing mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas. New York City officials discussed whether to shut the subway system on Sunday in advance of the storm.

    Rain accumulations of up to 12 inches and heavy snowfall inland are considered likely in some areas. As it merges with an Arctic jet stream, forecasters said Sandy has all the ingredients to transform into a "super storm" unlike anything seen over the eastern United States in decades.

    On its current projected track, Sandy could make U.S. landfall on Monday night or Tuesday morning anywhere between Maryland and southern New England, forecasters said. Some computer models showed a likely landfall between Delaware and the New York/New Jersey area.

    Read more… [Reporting by Gene Cherry]
  • Latest storm path from NOAA

  • Better map showing storm surge possibilities due to storm Sandy [Data: NOAA / Map data: Google]

  • NORTH CAROLINA: A wave crashes over the protecting sandbags in front of the houses on the east side of Ocean Isle Beach during Hurricane Sandy in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, October 27, 2012. The area has been ravaged by several storms over the years and has suffered severe erosions problems. Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall on the Eastern Seaboard October 30, with direct impacts expected for the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast U.S. REUTERS/Randall Hill

  • 29 ft waves off the coast of North Carolina from #Sandy
  • NOAA ISSUES 2AM ET BULLETIN

    HURRICANE SANDY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 23A
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    200 AM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012

    ...SANDY CONTINUES TO MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST...
    ...EXPECTED TO BRING STRONG WINDS AND A SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE TO
    THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...


    SUMMARY OF 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...31.5N 73.7W
    ABOUT 380 MI...610 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 275 MI...445 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    NONE.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
    * PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
    * BERMUDA

    IN ADDITION...HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS...ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND MUCH OF NEW ENGLAND. SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 73.7 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF SANDY WILL MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND APPROACH THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES MONDAY NIGHT.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WHILE LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...SANDY IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A LARGE AND POWERFUL CYCLONE.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520 MILES...835 KM. NOAA BUOY 41036...LOCATED IN ONSLOW BAY NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 MPH...73 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 58 MPH...94 KM/H.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS 960 MB...28.35 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ACROSS THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA...AND THESE SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST LATER TODAY...AND REACH LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY MORNING. WINDS TO NEAR HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND...BY LATE MONDAY.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

    NC SOUTH OF SURF CITY...1 TO 3 FT NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBEMARLE SNDS...4 TO 6 FT SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 2 FT LONG ISLAND SOUND AND RARITAN BAY...5 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE FROM OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY. FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN NEW YORK INTO NEW
    ENGLAND.

    SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SPREAD INTO THE NORTHEASTERN STATES ON SUNDAY.


    NEXT ADVISORY
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    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM EDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER PASCH
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  • Hurricane Sandy set to make history as it aims at U.S. coast

    By Gene Cherry

    HATTERAS ISLAND, North Carolina | Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:47am EDT

    (Reuters) - Weather forecasters worked to pinpoint the likely landfall of the monstrous Hurricane Sandy as it closed in on the U.S. East Coast Sunday with the potential to be the biggest storm to hit the mainland.

    Government officials faced tough decisions on emergency plans as residents scrambled to purchase supplies. Governors of several states in the hurricane's path declared emergencies and ordered mandatory evacuations of vulnerable coastal areas.

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