Hurricane Sandy to Turn Northwestward Soon as Preparations Continue
Is it seems like the end of the world? or its just the warning of the atmospherics unbalance. From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns were buttoned up against the onslaught of Sandy, with forecasters warning that the New York area could get the worst of it, an 11-foot wall of water.
"There's a lot of people that are going to be under the impact of this" Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate said on CBS This Morning Monday. "You know, we've got blizzard warnings as far west as West Virginia, Appalachian Mountains, but I think the biggest concern right now are the people in the evacuation areas. They're going to face the most immediate threats with the storm surge."
"The biggest challenge is going to be not knowing exactly where the heaviest-hit areas are going to be," said Fugate, "and the fact the storm's going to take several days to move through the area with heavy rain and wind, so that's going to slow down recovery activities like utility crews getting out and putting power back up."
Since Sunday, Technorati has been updating a live stream page of areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Sandy's projected track is as follows:
11:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 37.5°N 71.5°W
Moving: NNW at 18 mph
Min pressure: 943 mb
Max sustained: 90 mph
The US Government is trying harder than ever to minimize the cost and assets affected by this attack and there are many companies standing by to wok on hurricane cleanup.
Airlines canceled more than 7,200 flights, and Amtrak began suspending train service across the Northeast. New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore moved to shut down their subways, buses and trains. More than 5 million riders a day depend on the transit system.Continued on the next page