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.
(Above quote from here)
At 7pm GMT (3pm local time New York) this is what Sandy was doing:
Matt Frei (Channel 4 reporter UK based in DC) has mentioned in a local store there was a run on things from bottle water to condoms. The fear is that power will be disrupted for days, and the storm brings freezing conditions as well as potential destruction. In New York 375,000 people have been ordered to evacuate.
[UPDATE: 29/10: Matt has blogged on Sandy here. I have already tweeted him that perhaps MacMillan’s “wind of change” quote is as apt as “events dear boy, events” regarding political implication of Sandy.]
The worse of the weather will hit about 2am local time Tuesday in New York, though flooding has already happened in Virginia.
For those of you that have to batten down the hatches hope you get through this. Times like this you hope communities come together.