The members of Northattan’s staff want you to be safe as Hurricane Sandy comes barreling toward New York City. While it’s only a Category hurricane, it is still a hurricane nonetheless. Please take the necessary precautions.
Subways, buses and other methods of mass transit will be out of service. Visit alert.mta.info for more information.
Traveling NE at 15 m
Sustained winds of 75 mph
Pressure of 950 millibars
This satellite image was released by WeatherBELL’s Dr. Ryan Maue.
Hurricane Sandy is currently a category one storm, but it is set to cause major damage to the Northeast — particularly when it meets with the low pressure system coming from the west.
Experts currently expect Sandy to come ashore anywhere between southern Maryland to central New Jersey. But as the satellite imagery shows above, the storm is much larger than just its eye.
The Weather Channel classified areas in 14 states across New England and into Ohio and the mid-Atlantic region as high threat areas.
New York City released a pamphlet after Hurricane Irene battered the Northeast. A few things on the list of emergency supplies to have are:
- Bottled water (one gallon per person per day)
- Nonperishable, ready-to-eat canned foods (such as energy or granola bars and soups) and manual can opener
- First-aid kit
- Battery-operated AM/FM radio
- Extra batteries
- Blankets (to keep warm in case of cold evening temperatures)
- Iodine tablets or one quart of unscented bleach (for disinfecting water if directed to do so) and eyedropper (for adding bleach to water)
- Phone that does not rely on electricity
- Copies of important documents in a waterproof/portable container (insurance cards, photo IDs, etc.)
- A list of medications you take, why you take them and their dosages
- Doctors’ names and phone numbers
- Contact and meeting place information for your household and a small local map
- Child care, pet care and other special items