Skip to comments.Hurricane Sandy [Current Official Track has Hurricane Hitting Delaware]
Posted on 10/26/2012 12:15:00 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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If you are along the coast, the worst surge will be to the north of the core of the storm. So if the storm goes through Delaware, for example, Delaware Bay and the Jersey Shore would get the worst surge, and probably have bad surge all the way up to NYC and Long Island.
Looks like Halloween will be a wash-out
Looks like it’s headed right for DC. Is God about to clean house for us?
yikes, I’m located right above the “N” of NJ...last years storm did real damage tree wise and this is suppose to be greater....big run on water in the stores today, no generators, all gone....
Slow Joe better start campaigning in his home state...NOW!
Just last night Fox was telling us that it was going to be hitting NYC and cause untold destruction!
Who will be hit hardest?
Well, I’m on Long Island, so we’ll probably get something. My mother’s right on the Sound and there’s a very high tide expected with the Oct. 29 full moon — she’s worried (and she should be; the tides have breached the seawall before).
I’m not as close to the water, and on much higher ground so I’m not worried about flooding but last year’s storms took out 2 of my biggest trees. I’ve got a monster maple in the backyard I’m afraid can come down. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed and the kids in the basement just in case.
My daughter in Cape May says she will be here with her dog if the Jersey shore is evacuated.
This storm could be wide enough to hammer NYC from a landfall down in the Delmarva Peninsula.
That would be truly remarkable. In the history of recordkeeping, Delaware is the only state along the Eastern/Gulf seaboard from Texas to Maine that has never experienced a landfall.
Tell her to stay safe.
I did. You be careful too.
Will do - just have last minute stuff to pick up.....
Even money this takes a right hook and goes out to sea.
I hope God isn’t about to clean house. I live in Rockville during the week (bad enough...very close to D.C.), but my sister is living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, just 10 minutes from Delaware. Pray God he’s NOT cleaning house, please pray.
They were saying it was going to be a direct hit.
Awwww man... don’t jinx it...
i just cancelled my scout troop’s camp trip upstate delaware... didn’t look good.
wind rain and whining...
so now it will turn east and not hit us.
Who will be hit hardest?Women, children, and minorities, of course.
Oh, btw.....it's Bush's fault.
I’ll do that but if I were in the path of this storm, I’d move my family inland a bit. The weather guys, who always exagerate these things, are saying it could be without precedent. Pray and pack a few things and be ready to roll.
While it would be nice if that happens — I’m not taking that bet.
There’s only 9 miles between me and both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
I’m about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh...I am an admitted weather geek (follow some meteorologist types on FB) and I have been talking about this for the last several days w/family (they are used to my prognostications) and friends....but, local Pittsburgh media is JUST starting to pick up on the storm possibility...hello!?!
Where I live we lose power. Alot. Usually just for a few hours, but we have gone days (the longest was 5) w/o electric. And yet, because of the warm front (it’s 76 right now!) people are NOT heeding a 25 degree drop tomorrow; and another 10 plus degrees lower Sunday...and
Alot of people around my neck of SW PA are NOT taking the threat seriously! Our trees are still HEAVY with leaves...not a good scenario at all.
I want that big circle to go away, go poof!
All of Cape May county is under mandatory evacuation as of Sunday. I live 90 miles NW of Wildwood N.J. and am currently directly in the path of this storm. Hopefully, the land will slow it down. Best of luck to your daughter!
Serious overbite on the woman holding the baby. Bet that makes the girl to the right of her in the photo her daughter, too.
And notice these forecasts and data are from NOAA , a government agency under the Obama criminal. They are faking data to get Benghazi off the news. They are saying that this will be the storm of the century. all lies.This is not even a hurricane. Funny how now Sandy has been at exactly 75 mile per hour winds for so long: this is so they can call it a hurricane. if it were 73 then it would be a tropical storm but there is no way this crap would stay at 75 all this time. they change all the time.
It looks like you won’t have to worry about snow. But you can still expect a fair number of power outages.
Good luck to you and your neighbors! Anoreth and her dog arrived here (Charlotte, NC) around 4:00 this morning. They’ll call when they want her back.
I’m glad to hear your daughtetr is safe, and thank you!
Thank you, and stay low! My mother is from Philadelphia, and we’ve made quite a few visits to the Jersey Shore. Great Italian food in the Wildwoods ...
My cousins have vacation rental prpperties in Ocean City and Atlantic City. I’ll bet they’re out now nailing up shutters.