Monster Sandy 1,000 Miles Wide
Monster storm Sandy threatens East Coast
Hurricane could cause ‘life-threatening’ storm surges, experts say
By Val Brickates Kennedy
Oct. 28, 2012
BOSTON (MarketWatch) — East Coast residents scrambled early Sunday to batten down the hatches as Hurricane Sandy, a monstrous storm system spanning nearly 1,000 miles, rumbled toward the mid-Atlantic states.
As of Sunday morning, Sandy was trudging across the ocean at 14 miles an hour, roughly 250 miles off of Cape Hatteras, S.C. and 575 miles from New York City.
With Sandy packing winds of approximately 75 miles per hour, storm experts believe it will strengthen by the time it starts making landfall early Monday. Gale-force winds could be felt from Chincoteague, Va., to Chatham, Mass., according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologists also warned the storm could cause “life-threatening” surge flooding in the Middle Atlantic states, particularly in New York Harbor and Long Island Sound. Click here for National Hurricane Center.