Sandy: The Silent Killer!!! (?)

  • ArtistLike

    Posts: 75

    Oct 28, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    I'm totally not complaining, but I just got an email from my boss telling me that work is closed tomorrow because the D.C. government is closed tomorrow because of the evil, deadly, murderous hurricane Sandy. And here I sit staring out the window at gigantic trees barely moving in the gentle breeze. No rain to be seen. This is either going to be a fast-moving whopper or a whopper of an embarrassment to people prone to panicking over would-be disasters.
  • coolarmydude

    Posts: 9190

    Oct 29, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    You ain't seen nothing yet. relax. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    "Here are a set of important statements from the latest National Weather Service statements and discussions:

    * A PROLONGED PERIOD OF POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS WINDS IS EXPECTED...LASTING LIKELY WELL INTO TUESDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY SUBSIDING..

    * RESIDENTS...VISITORS... AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD PLAN FOR WIDESPREAD POWER AND COMMUNICATION OUTAGES.

    * IF THE FORECAST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE OBSERVED ON A WIDESPREAD BASIS...WIDESPREAD MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

    * THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM WHICH WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE AREA REGARDLESS OF WHERE THE STORM CENTER IS.

    * PLEASE TAKE THIS THREAT VERY SERIOUSLY...THIS IS GOING TO CREATE SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. BE PREPARED TO AT LEAST HUNKER DOWN FOR A WHILE...AND BE PREPARED FOR SOME SERIOUSLY CHALLENGING CONDITIONS.

    I’d like to stress that beyond a certain time Monday, it will probably become unsafe to be outside, either walking or driving. In the morning hours, you may be able to get around OK, but with wind-driven rain, it will be unpleasant.

    Some time after 2 or 3 p.m., once sustained winds reach 30-40 mph, and it’s gusting over 50 mph, I would not advise going out. During Hurricane Irene, a number of lives were lost when people were crushed by falling trees - some in cars. Your best bet will be to stay inside from mid-afternoon Monday through Monday night, and only travel if absolutely critical."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/a-fiercer-forecast-for-hurricane-sandys-effects-on-washington-dc/2012/10/28/01d5d1be-2152-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html?hpid=z2#pagebreak