Hurricane Sandy has been creating quite a stir this week, to say the very least. While no longer classified as a hurricane, Sandy is just as aggressive in the form of a “post-tropical” superstorm, reportedly leaving at least 26 dead, according to CNN.com, and millions without power – the exact numbers being released are continuing to rise.
New Jersey was slammed with an aggressive smack to its shore sending a reported 13-foot wave of sea at NYC – higher than predicted. The surge of water caused subsequent flooding of subways and tunnels throughout New York City as the storm left the city in widespread darkness.
The darkness seemingly covered the area with the exception of the fires that raged through Breezy Point, a borough of Queens, NY that had been under mandatory evacuation. The private beach community was hit with more than one of Mother Nature’s destructive elements, combatting high winds, flooding waters and blazing flames – those which destroyed dozens of homes despite firefighter’s attempts.
According to The National Hurricane Center, as of very early this morning, the storm was moving across southern Pennsylvania and centered about 90 miles west of Philadelphia.
Michigan, too, is said to be preparing for the wrath of Superstorm Sandy. Our state will be feeling her presence in the form of wind, waves and rain. As reported by The Detroit News, winds created large waves on the Great Lakes. This has caused ships to seek shelter, cut off power to thousands and ruined countless Michigan and Midwest travel and transit schedules.
Also reported by The Detroit News, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System offered information that area winds were expected to crank up overnight peaking at 50 and 60 mph. With the wind comes storms on the water; waves on parts of Lake Erie and Lake Huron are predicted to reach over 20 feet today.
While Hurricane Sandy is beginning to calm herself, the damage is not over. Those most heavily affected by the storm are still at the mercy of the storm as weather warnings continuing to press on. It’s apparent the devastation from the storm has taken a financial and emotional toll on the U.S. especially and will certainly take time to recover from.
…Read CNN updates on Hurricane Sandy by clicking here.