Hurricane Sandy could be biggest storm to hit eastern U.S. in 100 years

Hurricane Sandra is shaping up to be the biggest storm to hit the eastern seaboard of the United States in 100 years. That’s not good news to residents living in the flood-prone Tri-state areas — directly in the storm’s path.

Dubbed “Superstorm” by the media and “Frankenstorm” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Sandy cut a swathe of destruction across Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba, leaving 28 people dead and many injured.

When Hurricane Irene threatened the East coast last year, NY Mayor Bloomberg released a map of flood zones based on hurricane category severity. The Lower East Side, Coney Island, Upper East Side and Staten Island are all at risk for serious flooding.

At 11 a.m. Friday Hurricane Sandy was downsized to a category 1 storm packing more rain than wind. But CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano warns that hurricane categories can be misleading.

“Forget about the category with this,” said Marciano. “When you have trees with leaves on them still, this kind of wind and rain on top of that, you’re talking about trees that are going to come down, power lines are going to be out and the coastal flooding situation is going to be huge.”

The Superstorm is expected to make landfall somewhere between Washington and Boston over the weekend.

Photo: Reuters: Gilbert Bellamy



 


51 Responses to “Hurricane Sandy could be biggest storm to hit eastern U.S. in 100 years”

  1. 1
    Xena68 says:

    I :pray: for everyone who comes in contact for safety

  2. 2
    Ms.Fashion says:

    Just Wow!!! A hurricane hitting New York????

  3. 3
    Ms.Fashion says:

    Ive been through this. I hope the damage aren’t severe.

  4. 4
    LuvMySailor says:

    I’m right in it’s warpath living in SE Virginia.

    I say bring it Sandy!! I was in SC when Hurricane Hugo hit in 1989 and I can say I can live through ANY hurricane.

    You get used to them growing up in Hurricane Alley :yes:

    Just don’t send a snowstorm to the South :no: One inch of snow and we are shut down for days…

  5. 5
    bnatural says:

    I’m in Southeastern VA and I’m going to wait until Saturday before freaking out…

    We have a habit of overreacting down here for stuff like this…

  6. 6
    luVn_liFe... says:

    MsFASHION!!!!!! Hey Huntee :wave:
    We are getting some effects and they aint no joKe :pray: SANDY loses it steam!

  7. 7
    luVn_liFe... says:

    @bNatural they always Over react for erry damn thang,Especially down here :rolleyes:
    Chirren aint been in school in two days,and they Really can go!

  8. 8
    WorkInProgress says:

    hi LuVn..u feeling better yet? (moodwise)

  9. 9
    NaijaGal says:

    stay safe folks

  10. 10
    Angiegirl says:

    Why does it seem the storms they predict to do the least damage, always end up doing the most? :thinking:

  11. 11
    LuvMySailor says:

    Ms.Fashion says:

    Just Wow!!! A hurricane hitting New York????
    —————————–

    It can happen! Anywere along a coast is valunerable to a tropical system.

  12. 12

    I hope everyone is safe too…it was real stormy here in MIA yesterday, this is the first time weve had cool weather all year :woohoo: we aint get NO winter last year, or spring or fall. It was hot and stank

  13. 13
    WorkInProgress says:

    Chirren aint been in school in two days,and they Really can go!
    ……….
    Fl don’t take any chances. Am happy them rugrats home. Traffic was a breeze yesterday and today. Thank u Sandy!

  14. 14
    Gigi26 says:

    I feel like its a bunch of hype..we’ll probably get hit with rain and wind…nothing else really…(at least in DC where I stay)

    They shut down a whole lot with Irene and nothing came but rain and wind (nothing damaging) so they need to stop with getting the public anxious. Shyt I wanna get my groceries tmrw and I want shyt on the shelves! :lol:

  15. 15
    Diva says:

    :thinking: if Sandy is the cause of this rain storm and wind we getting over here in So. TX.

  16. 16
    luVn_liFe... says:

    WorkinProgress . . .
    Yeah Especially since The clock is ticking Away!!! :yahoo:

  17. 17
    Fated4Greatness says:

    I just hope that Pepco aint on that bull and got their ish ready to go…i dont do well with no power…after a nap im completely over it

  18. 18
    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    We use to play in Hurricanes back in the day down south. Now that I am grown, I can appreciate the damage they can strike amongst people and property and I respect the weather much more. I pray every one stays safe! If they tell you to get out then GET OUT.

  19. 19
    luVn_liFe... says:

    @GiGi..
    guuhl U besta go get them Groceries today ASAP! you’ll be having slim Pickens :nono:

    My Bro-in Law is in D.C. is Co.’s evacuating em putting them up in hotels

  20. 20
    gbellab says:

    Intense! We never get weather like this in Cali. Good thing i suppose

  21. 21
    Gigi26 says:

    I just hope that Pepco aint on that bull and got their ish ready to go…i dont do well with no power…after a nap im completely over it
    —————————————————-
    Pepco stay on that bullshyt!

  22. 22
    lovezoe says:

    We are in the path, I have not prepped. Boo.

    S/N: What yall think of box braids?

  23. 23
    jazi65 says:

    Full tank, full fridge, oil lamps at the ready…be safe ev1!

  24. 24
    iWhip says:

    stay safe folks! so glad it’s not us for a change :yahoo:
    Naija :gossip: oh my! i had no idear lboogie got down like that. i mean i knew abt Clef, but that was it. was rohan married too?? :popcorn:

  25. 25
    Fated4Greatness says:

    @Gigi unfortunatley I am well aware lls….making a l-store run after work and if all fails…the carryout normally delivers :shrug: lol

  26. 26
    lovezoe says:

    My Sailor- I am in HR. Not really gone do anything different. Luckily, hubby’s ship is in the yards.

  27. 27
    Angiegirl says:

    lovezoe says:

    We are in the path, I have not prepped. Boo.

    S/N: What yall think of box braids?

    ________________

    They made a lil comeback here in NC this summer. But most girls went back to senegalese twist now. But if done right, I think they are beautiful :yes:

  28. 28
    Gigi26 says:

    guuhl U besta go get them Groceries today ASAP! you’ll be having slim Pickens

    My Bro-in Law is in D.C. is Co.’s evacuating em putting them up in hotels
    ————————————————————————-
    See the weather website don’t say anything about that storm until Sunday :lol:

  29. 29
    luVn_liFe... says:

    My co worker is te biggest IDIOt!!!
    He says Im soo Hungry,im hungry than hungry . .
    I said your Famished huh . .
    HIM: HuNh?? What does that mean

    Me:Nothing forget it :ghost:

    this is Y i have terrible mood swings here!

  30. 30
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Alright GiGi dont be giving us the -> :| about it monday

    :hug:

  31. 31
    Diva says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    My co worker is te biggest IDIOt!!!
    He says Im soo Hungry,im hungry than hungry . .
    I said your Famished huh . .
    HIM: HuNh?? What does that mean

    Me:Nothing forget it

    this is Y i have terrible mood swings here!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    don’t you hate DUMB people?

  32. 32
    J Said it! says:

    Its all the government trust and believe

  33. 33
    luVn_liFe... says:

    @DIVA
    Yes I do,It puts me in a bad Mood and :newpost: these thorns done got RUDE!@

  34. 34
    Diva says:

    :offtopic: the military hospitals slow as fucc….why can’t they get my grandson delivered already!!! They are pissing me off 1200 miles away…My son-in-law said my Lil Diva is beyond pissed caused they told her she can’t eat until tomorrow. She had eaten all day!!!! Waiting for her epidural in 10 minutes.

  35. 35
    missmiami says:

    I am home enjoying the rain. I really wanna get my hair done though :(

  36. 36
    missmiami says:

    @ love zoe they coming back. Shid i had corn rows after my surgery. Tamar had some cute box braids :love:

  37. 37
    LuvMySailor says:

    lovezoe says:

    My Sailor- I am in HR. Not really gone do anything different. Luckily, hubby’s ship is in the yards.
    ———————————————
    I’m in the 757 too! My friend’s husbands’s ship was turned around and she is so sad. My husband is on his way back from another base.

  38. 38
    lovezoe says:

    Angie and Miami- I am debating what I want to get. I will have to go to an African braid shop, so I am exploring all options. Thanks boos :hugs:

  39. 39
    Diva says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    @DIVA
    Yes I do,It puts me in a bad Mood and these thorns done got RUDE!@

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Who rude to my boo? :thinking:

  40. 40
    lovezoe says:

    Sailor- Last year he was out and they couldn’t come back. A friend, the kids, and I went to Lexington, VA. This year I am just gone pray it’s nothing but hype.

  41. 41
    missmiami says:

    Make sure u get them long :hug: remember long hair don’t care :biggrin:

  42. 42
    lovezoe says:

    Miami- Without a doubt, without a doubt. :)

  43. 43
    LuvMySailor says:

    Diva says:

    the military hospitals slow as fucc….why can’t they get my grandson delivered already!!! They are pissing me off 1200 miles away…My son-in-law said my Lil Diva is beyond pissed caused they told her she can’t eat until tomorrow. She had eaten all day!!!! Waiting for her epidural in 10 minutes.
    ——————————–
    I hope she is well!! I’m set to deliver in a military hospial in later Feb/early March and now you’ve got me nervous about this

  44. 44
    Diva says:

    LuvMySailor says:

    Diva says:

    the military hospitals slow as fucc….why can’t they get my grandson delivered already!!! They are pissing me off 1200 miles away…My son-in-law said my Lil Diva is beyond pissed caused they told her she can’t eat until tomorrow. She had eaten all day!!!! Waiting for her epidural in 10 minutes.
    ——————————–
    I hope she is well!! I’m set to deliver in a military hospial in later Feb/early March and now you’ve got me nervous about this

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’m sure they are good but my baby has been at that hospital since 7 am waiting for her scheduled C section.

  45. 45
    missmiami says:

    :offtopic: anybody ever order from alibaba.com

  46. 46
    lovezoe says:

    i ordered from aliexpress Miami

  47. 47
    missmiami says:

    Ohhh aliexpress imma try them. I want some weave for the low. I haven’t worn it for about 3years and refuse to pay an arm and a leg. What u otdered from there

  48. 48
    lovezoe says:

    Miami try Roman. Google Roman bhm and stuff should come up. From what I hear, he is pretty good. Then again, everything is a gamble. I ordered some weave, it was a mess. Went by what a paid YT guru said. I know QHP is good. There area few, so go to YT and put in QHP and the correct link should come up.

  49. 49
    missmiami says:

    Ok thanks gonna try

  50. 50
    CINNA says:

    It’s still swirling around here in The Bahamas. Not much damage was done on the island I’m on (Nassau), but other were affected more. Keep safe gang!

  51. 51
    anw_rootbeer says:

    & I just booked a weekend getaway for me & my hunny there ughh

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