Northeast braces against terrifying megastorm

View of Sandy from Space Station, Image source: NASA.


Shelters opened and tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the Northeast buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 50 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation…

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Sandy and storm surge pose ‘worst case scenario’
The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they look, the more the experts worry about the water, which usually kills and does more damage than winds in hurricanes.

Sandy Megastorm: Worse than sum of its parts, AP
The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation in just a couple of days with high winds, drenching rains, extreme tides, flooding and probably snow is much more than just an ordinary weather system. It’s a freakish and unprecedented monster. How did it get that way?

East Coast Prepares for Storm’s Arrival, The New York Times

Hurricane Sandy bears down on Eastern Seaboard, MSNBC
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also ordered New York City’s subway, bus and commuter railroads to shut down, beginning at 7 p.m. ET Sunday.