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Hurricane Sandy barrels toward East Coast, expected to bring 'life-threatening' storm surge
FoxNews.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 10/29/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT by metmom

The East Coast is bracing Monday for the impact of a powerful Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward the mid-Atlantic with 95 mph winds and a storm surge that forecasters called "life-threatening."

Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast early Monday, its front edge sending tide-enhanced surges over boardwalks from Delaware to New Jersey a full 12 hours before the eye of the enormous, 900-mile wide storm was to make landfall. Some 60 million people live in the path of the mega-storm and many likely face power outages in the coming hours and days.

The National Guard was deployed along the densely-populated Atlantic coast, and public transportation in New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., was suspended. Airports were expected to shut down by Monday afternoon as the weather system experts are calling "Frankenstorm" churned in from the sea. The hurricane is on a collision course with a winter storm and a cold front, and high tides from a full moon make it a rare hybrid storm that could be felt all the way to the Great Lakes.

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To: HollyB
Yesterday afternoon.

This is accurate. I saw it with my own eyes yesterday.

Waves tonight could be twice as high. Add 12 feet to the level of the sea.

Category of the storm is irrelevant. Wind doesn't matter. It is the level of the sea that matters.

21 posted on 10/29/2012 7:00:46 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: metmom
Yes, the rain is getting heavy now, winds kicking up and the alert has been change to hurricane force winds in our area.
This will be Obama's Katrina IIII ( his first Katrina was the Gulf Spill, The Economy, Benghazi ) and now this.
22 posted on 10/29/2012 7:03:19 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: frithguild

I believe the coastal towns will feel it. But, they are sending dire warnings to those inland.


23 posted on 10/29/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: metmom
If I was the main stream media, Obama's campaign managers I would not try to use this storm to win political points with the people because the people will see right through them trying to politicize this storm.
People will be asking why did he not give this much attention to what happen in Benghazi ?
Obama going on TV will remind people only a few weeks ago of when he went on TV in their manufactured bogus speech that it was " THE FILM, THE FILM " BS.
24 posted on 10/29/2012 7:07:49 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: frithguild

That’s a very impressive photo, by the way. Sounds like you’re on the coast...God bless you, stay safe.


25 posted on 10/29/2012 7:09:08 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: metmom
Obama campaign ? Hillary ? Main Stream Media ?

Was it the " Muslim Film " that got Sandy all upset and in a spontaneous reaction ruffing up the east coast of the US ?

Yes, it was that " Innocents of Muslim " film that is getting Hurricane Sandy all up in a uproar... SARCASM..
26 posted on 10/29/2012 7:11:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: metmom

There are already a school closings. A bunch of schools are closing at noon, but they are so far out in the sticks, in the North Country, that they cover a huge area and it takes forever to get the kids to and from school. Seems to me that considering the isolated area, it’s prudent for them to close early.

http://www.9wsyr.com/schoolclosings/default.aspx?refresh=true


27 posted on 10/29/2012 7:11:23 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom
With sunlight energy this storm has organized. This is really bad.


28 posted on 10/29/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: metmom

I live on Long Island near the water, and if, or should I say when I get flooded, Obama better get FEMA here pronto wif my check otherwise I’m going to do a Kanye West and declare Obama doesn’t like white people.


29 posted on 10/29/2012 7:16:40 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: frithguild

We’re JUST starting to see a little breeze, only enough to stir the flags.

Mr. mm and I cleaned up all weekend, did some yard work, put away anything that we didn’t want to have to chase down the street later. We even got the snow tires on a couple of the vehicles. Two down and two to go, but the two down were the kid’s, who are off at college and cannot do it on short notice.

On a prepper thread, I saw someone advise getting cleaning done around the house, laundry, clean the kitchen, etc. That way if the power goes out, you’ve got a good supply of clean stuff to get by for a couple days. Not much else to do here anyway but wait for something to happen so I guess that’s what I’ll be doing today.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 7:18:19 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

I live on Long Island near the water, and if, or should I say when I get flooded, Obama better get FEMA here pronto wif my check otherwise I’m going to do a Kanye West and declare Obama doesn’t like white people.


31 posted on 10/29/2012 7:18:49 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

People can rest easy because I will personally monitor this storm!

32 posted on 10/29/2012 7:20:42 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: frithguild

We’re JUST starting to see a little breeze, only enough to stir the flags.

Mr. mm and I cleaned up all weekend, did some yard work, put away anything that we didn’t want to have to chase down the street later. We even got the snow tires on a couple of the vehicles. Two down and two to go, but the two down were the kid’s, who are off at college and cannot do it on short notice.

On a prepper thread, I saw someone advise getting cleaning done around the house, laundry, clean the kitchen, etc. That way if the power goes out, you’ve got a good supply of clean stuff to get by for a couple days. Not much else to do here anyway but wait for something to happen so I guess that’s what I’ll be doing today


33 posted on 10/29/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: frithguild

Well, at least people can remember what that place USED to look like.

Cause there ain’t gonna be anything left by the time this monster storm is done.


34 posted on 10/29/2012 7:35:28 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Obama lied. He said the public would note this as the point in world history when the oceans began to recede.

The One has failed us all.

35 posted on 10/29/2012 7:38:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: metmom

Being a vet of Outer Banks NC hurricanes, Sandy is a monster. IMO some affected north east areas will never be the same.


36 posted on 10/29/2012 7:40:01 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: metmom
Latest advisory...winds 90...pressure all the way down to 943 MB.

This is lower than I thought it would get. Late last week some models had it at 938. Looks like they might have been right.

The pressure is almost as low as the '38 Long Is Express at its lowest...and IS lower than what it was when it got to this latitude. The pressure is almost 30 MB's lower than the Perfect Storm...

Winds are having a difficult time coming down to the surface...and aren't as high as the pressure indicates because the gradient is so spread out. BUT...VERY impressive.

37 posted on 10/29/2012 7:41:54 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: pgkdan

I am in FL and I am not laughing at all. This storm is no joke. Yesterday at high tide in the Ft Lauderdale area storm surge was still affecting us 3 days after Sandy was made her pass by our shore a couple of hundred miles out. The size, pressure and likely collision with other systems is going to be something to see.


38 posted on 10/29/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: NELSON111; AFPhys

Afphys would love to talk meteorology with you.

Me? It’s been too long since I graduated and sadly have forgotten some of the more pertinent factors affecting storms like this.

All I know is that although we live in an area that tends to get nothing worse than snow (Central NY), I am ready for it and will be spending my off the computer time cleaning and doing laundry so if we DO lose power, I’m not stuck for clean clothes or a warm shower.


39 posted on 10/29/2012 7:54:00 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

Wind is picking up. Bushes are getting blown around a little and trees are starting to sway some.


40 posted on 10/29/2012 7:58:12 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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