You don’t have to be a weather expert to understand the impact of Hurricane Sandy. We reach people all over the world but many of our readers live on the Eastern Seaboard so we are definitely following this storm and praying for their safety. Between the growling winds, life threatening floods and State wide evacuations, it’s important for you to know what’s at stake with Sandy and how her wrath will affect you and your loved ones.
Here are 8 things that you should know about Hurricane Sandy.
- Hurricane Sandy has affected Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
- Sandy developed from an elongated tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22.
- Sandy wasn’t upgraded to a hurricane until October 24th just hours before hitting Jamaica.
- 10 million customers along the Eastern Seaboard are expected to lose power because of Sandy.
- On October 27th Sandy lost her momentum thanks to dry air but later that day she intensified into a hurricane.
- At least 67 people have been confirmed killed as a result of Sandy.
- On October 28, Sandy surpassed 2010’s Hurricane Igor to become the largest hurricane in Atlantic history, with a maximum gale-force wind diameter of 930 mi (1500 km).
- The following states are expected to be affected by Hurricane Sandy. Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and Vermont.