As the northeastern coast of the United States braces for the worst with the landfall Monday evening of Hurricane Sandy on the Jersey shore, here are some links to help you track the “Frankenstorm,” which has a record width of 900 miles.
Low-lying areas along the Atlantic Coast have been evacuated, according to various media reports. Schools and businesses were closed Monday and likely Tuesday. The NYSE and NASDAQ also were closed with only electronic trading allowed.
High wind, heavy rain, coastal flooding, and widespread power outages were expected.
Public transit service was suspended in Washington, DC; Philadelphia and New York City. Amtrak discontinued service to the Northeast.
Presidential candidates were canceling visits and rallies in the storm states. The storm was also impacting advance voting in the election. If the storm effects continue for several days, voting on Election Day could be affected.
In Atlanta and all over the United States, travel was being disrupted as flights were canceled due to the storm. To check status of flights visit airline websites. Another useful source of information is www.flightaware.com.
The National Weather Service has issued wind warnings into Tuesday evening for metro Atlanta and north Georgia including Duluth and Gwinnett County.
Here are some links for the latest information on Hurricane Sandy:
The Accuweather website includes updates that depict the impact of the storm so far on the coasts of the Carolinas, Virginia and other states and follow its path.
Our Patch sites on the East Coast are also providing storm coverage as the weather and other conditions allow. Visit www.patch.com. Click on the state and then the Patch site to see what’s happening there.