Last updated on May 16th, 2017 at 02:42 pm
This Halloween might be a quite a fright fest even compared to last year’s snowy winter mess. The latest projection from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center shows that Hurricane Sandy will strike the Northeast by late Monday and make landfall at the southern coast New Jersey in the pre dawn hours of Tuesday morning.
The storm has potential for an enormous amount of rainfall as it swirls off the coast and hits the state. Sandy will strike during a full moon, which means tides will be at their highest point and the likelihood of flooding will be increased.
The worst case scenario is that Hurricane Sandy combines with a potential nor’easter that is developing from the northwest—creating what some meteorologist have dubbed a “FrankenStorm.” It is still too early to judge the likelihood of that scenario, but Gary Szatkowski of the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly office recently stated, “The risk has gone up. This is a dangerous situation.”
It is important for all New Jersey residents to take the proper steps and precautions to protect themselves against strong winds, flooding, falling trees, and flying debris that could pose a threat to homes and property. Remember to remain calm, have an emergency preparedness kit and plan, and keep yourself and loved ones away from potentially dangerous situations like fallen power lines and flooded roads.
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