Meteorologist: Storm Could Be Bigger Than Worst East Coast Storm On Record That Killed 800


hurricane-sandy1Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way.

“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

As Hurricane Sandy barreled north from the Caribbean – where it left nearly five dozen dead – to meet two other powerful winter storms, experts said it didn’t matter how strong the storm was when it hit land: The rare hybrid storm that follows will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.

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  1. Hashem gave us a tremendous Bracha by allowing us the technology to recognize that a very severe damaging (and in some places even life threatening)storm is coming. We should all take advantage of the calm before the storm and utilize the time wisely to ask Hashem for Rachmonus. He is the only one that can control the weather. Daven that people should not Chasvishalom suffer harm and property damage to be minimal.Even if you do not live in a storm area, many people are due to be affected,please keep them in mind. For some people even a short loss of power can be catastrophic and/or economically ruinous.
    May Hashem send Geshem of Bracha to all

  2. “Storm Could Be Bigger Than Worst East Coast Storm On Record That Killed 800”

    Let’s hope and pray that this isn’t the case.

  3. Let’s all get good and panicked here. Except for those unfortunate people who are at risk for flooding, this looks like another old-fashioned hurricane. Buy your batteries and your water and any medications you might need, stock up on nonperishable food, and don’t go wandering around outside when the winds are high. And don’t go out on the Coney Island breakwater to watch the nice waves. Yes, people will lose electricity (I always do) and it will be inconvenient. Be prepared, and be happy you don’t live in the Bahamas.

    This stuff makes good copy, but let’s be realistic.

  4. I followed the link to the original article, which didn’t mention any storm that caused 800 deaths (though it had the same title). I did some research into tropical storms, and apparently none caused 800 deaths. We’ve definitely had worse (like Katrina), and better, but I’m not sure which storm they’re referring to. This sounds like fear-mongering to me…