Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding were brought by a third U.S. East Coast hurricane that recently raged over on you, Jamaica and Cuba. Forecasters say that the main impact will the territory between Maryland and southern New England. The volume of rain and snow can reach 300 mm.
Interacting with Arctic air masses, Sandy has all the prerequisites to become a "supershtorm" which coast has ever seen. Wave height can reach 1.2-2.5 m of flood victims could not only the coast, but also the internal parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, where the projected formation of snow cover of 60 cm
Residents of these states is recommended to prepare for the worst, stock drinking water and food, batteries, because in some places there are already damaged power lines. The risk of the wind increases, as strong gusts of up to 120 km / h extended to 168 km from the center of Sandy.
The storm had already took the life of 59 people in the Caribbean, 44 of them were from the south of Haiti. Another 11 people were killed in Cuba. Basically, people get into a zone of flooding or landslides or them under the pressure of the wind fell upon the building.
Anticipation of severe flooding and possible blackout of entire communities in the eastern U.S. leads to the fact that people prefer to vote early in the presidential election in order to not break the element event. Presumably, Sandy could harm 50-60 million people and can be more destructive than Hurricane Irene in August 2011. At the moment, Sandy is 536 km southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, and moves at a speed of 21 km / h over the Atlantic.