Expect Plenty of Rain & Some Wind – The Latest On Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy has passed through Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and has left at least 21 dead. The hurricane is sitting east of the Florida coast and is set to impact the eastern seaboard of the United States early next week.
Follow the track of the storm as it makes it’s way towards the United States. Forecasters are calling it ‘Frankenstorm’, a monster combination of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow that could cause havoc along the east coast just before Halloween. The latest track has landfall between the mid-Atlantic states to southern New England. Experts are expecting at least $1 billion in damages, compared to $200 million that the 1991 ‘perfect storm’ produced. Meterorologist Tom Hawley of the National Weather Service office in Gray expects Maine to get plenty of rain and some wind, even if the eye passes far to the south as currently predicted. So, keep an eye on the forecast throughout the weekend right here at B985.fm and take in any outdoor patio furniture and make sure you have fresh batteries, water and non-perishable food on hand and all boats should be taken out of the water as very high waves are expected. This storm will also be slow to leave the area and we could feel effects of it right into the first days of November.