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“Storm of the Century” Heading to the Northeast

By ACFEI Staff2, CHS-III      ( 0 ) Comments   |   Published On Friday, October 26th, 2012

“Storm of the Century” Heading to the Northeast

Some are calling it a “Superstorm” while others are calling it a “Frankenstorm,” due to its close proximity to Halloween. No matter what you call it, a major storm is set to hit the Northeastern United States by early next week.

Hurricane Sandy, currently a Category 1, is heading north in the Atlantic, but is predicted to head back west and slam the east coast sometime between Sunday and Tuesday. At the same time a cold front will be coming in from the west. Mixed together, experts predict a massive storm to occur.

Residents of the east coast should brace themselves for the worst, as this “Frankenstorm” is predicted to last as long as 5-6 days. Meteorologists state that Hurricane Sandy should be weaker once it makes landfall, but the enormous size of the storm is enough to cause great concern. A great site to help you get prepared is http://www.ready.gov/get-tech-ready/. You can also look for updates on Hurricane Sandy at http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

Sources:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57540360/hurricane-sandy-may-slam-into-u.s-east-coast-as-halloween-week-frankenstorm/

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/26/us/tropical-weather-sandy/index.html?hpt=us_c1

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