The National Hurricane Center warned of a “life-threatening storm surge” that could cause record-breaking coastal flooding from Delaware to Southern New England.
In its latest report, the hurricane center said it expected a surge of as much as 11 feet along Long Island Sound and Raritan Bay — significantly higher than previous forecasts — and warned that major flooding could occur across a broad swatch of the East Coast. In addition to surge, forecasters expected torrential rains in some regions, which would add to the flooding problems.
That higher surge was one primary reason that Mr. Bloomberg ordered mandatory evacuations of areas of the city from City Island to Coney Island to Battery Park City. New York areas of the city from City Island to Coney Island to Battery Park City. Public schools were also ordered closed on Monday
by Jon Gordon, MPR News10/28/2012 4:37:24 PM
All NYC Public Schools will be closed Monday #Sandy bit.ly
NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines cancelled more than 3,000 flights as a result of Hurricane Sandy as of Sunday morning, with hubs along the East Coast bearing the brunt of the disruptions.
According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, 707 flights have been cancelled Sunday, with more than 265 cancellations at Newark Airport.
For Monday, 2,499 flights are cancelled, with 774 cancellations at Newark, followed by 428 at Dulles in Washington and 355 cancellations at Philadelphia.
Hurricane Sandy is heading north from the Caribbean, where it has left nearly five dozen dead, to meet a winter storm and a cold front, plus high tides from a full moon, and experts say the rare hybrid storm that results will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
by Jon Gordon, MPR News10/28/2012 5:09:33 PM
RT @krobertory: In past two days, @RedCross Disaster Technology team deployed 113 cases of equipment weighing 5483 pounds to respond to ...