Hurricane Sandy’s Deadly Power Evident as Storm Heads Towards East Coast
The first deadly signs of Hurricane Sandy’s monstrous power were revealed as she barreled towards land on Monday – with snow falling, rivers breaching and floodwaters submerging cities across the East Coast. The hurricane, which forecasters said could be the largest in U.S. history, strengthened overnight to nearly 1,000 miles wide with winds in excess of 90 miles per hour as it accelerated towards Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. The worst of the Category 1 storm is expected to bring a ‘life-threatening’ surge of seawater up to 11 feet high, coastal hurricane winds and a barrage of heavy snow in the Appalachian Mountains.
The Hudson River which connects New Jersey and Manhattan’s west side has breached – already inflicting more damage than Hurricane Irene last year. The last hurricane in which waters significantly breached the city’s riverbanks and caused wide-spread flooding was in September 1821.
Across Norfolk, Virginia, residents were knee-deep in floodwaters as they travelled to work or scrambled to stock up on last-minute groceries. In the southeast of the state, tides are expected to run between five and eight feet above normal.
Ten U.S. states have now declared states of emergency, with Connecticut most recently joining other eastern states and announcing it would shut down all highways at 1pm. The National Guard is poised to swoop into states to help.
President Obama warned the nation to brace itself.
‘This is a serious and big storm,’ Mr Obama said after a briefing at the federal government’s storm response center in Washington. ‘We don’t yet know where it’s going to hit, where we’re going to see the biggest impacts.’
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