State Of Emergencies Declared Ahead of Sandy


By Brandon Redmond

Sandy has been blamed for 41 deaths so far in the Caribbean and the storm has her eyes set on the Northeast and Middle Atlantic by early next week.

Sandy is a massive storm and will only get larger over the next several days as it merges with another weather system moving out of the Eastern United States. As the two storms merge, the potential and ingredients are in place for Sandy to become a "super storm". 

Tropical Storm Warnings have already been issued for portions of the Eastern Florida Coast and the South Carolina and North Carolina Coasts due to the massive size of the storm. Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have all decared a State of Emergency ahead of Sandy. Evacuations will begin on Saturday across portions of the barrier islands of New Jersey.

By Sunday Night and Monday, Sandy will begin colliding and phasing with the other weather system and all of our forecast models continue to show Sandy strengthening as she heads towards the New Jersey Coast. One of the forecast models we use, the European, is showing Sandy rapidly strengthening and increasing in size by early next week.

Sandy has the potential to be one of the worst storms the East Coast has seen in years if not decades and the storm could produce millions, if not billions of dollars of damage.

We will be monitoring Sandy and will have updates throughout the weekend - Brandon

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