Frankenstorm Approaches: How to Deal with Sandy

Frankenstorm Approaches: How to Deal with SandyTropical Storm Sandy -- downgraded from hurricane status -- was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm that could bring nearly a foot of rain, high winds and up to 2 feet of snow.

Experts said the storm could be wider and stronger than Irene, which caused more than $15 billion in damage, and could rival the worst East Coast storm on record: the Long Island Express, a 1938 New England hurricane that killed nearly 800 people.

"Be forewarned," said Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "Assume that you will be in the midst of flooding conditions, the likes of which you may not have seen at any of the major storms that have occurred over the last 30 years."

Sandy, which the National Weather Service was calling a "very large tropical cyclone" early Saturday, killed more than 40 people in the Caribbean, where it wrecked homes and knocked down trees and power lines.

"It's going to be a long-lasting event, two to three days of impact for a lot of people," said James Franklin. "Wind damage, widespread power outages, heavy rainfall, inland flooding and somebody is going to get a significant surge event."

With so much seemingly on the line, DailyFinance has put together a suite of articles on responding to a storm like Sandy, from preparation to the aftermath.

With reporting by the Associated Press.

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freethedems2012

This seems strange to us on the Gulf Coast.

October 29 2012 at 2:51 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
karen and pitts

common occurances here in fla
fill bath tubs with water so you can flush toilets. take big containers and freeze in freezer, then you can take out as needed and keep fridge cool and coolers. also the big tubs of ice in freezer keep it cold a long time, days. you can run your 12 volt tv off a lawn mower battery if you have a garden tractor. that way you are aware of the weather even when cables out. stock up on propane tanks for the grill so you can cook and boil water etc.

October 29 2012 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
piknplundr

I live on the coast in NC. Other than wind and rain, we lucked out. We lost about 4 feet of dunes but over all we are very lucky. I hope the people that will get hit the worst will listen to local, state and federal authorities and do what they say to stay safe. Rushing water is so powerful there is no way to escape it. Things can be replaced but people can not. Thinking about all of you.

October 29 2012 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mily469

this is business news?

October 29 2012 at 12:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
oilmlh

It's obviously Bush's fault.

October 29 2012 at 11:22 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
pj512

The good about a hurricane (or tropical storm), well, the only good thing, is that you usually have days to prepare for it. I'm watching the Atlanta Falcons playing the Philadelphia Eagles and the weather there seems to be deteriorating.

October 28 2012 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vascopolis

Unfortunately, the "Authorities" in Hawaii last night, moved 100,000 people out of their beds last night. to flee a two foot Tsunami, in 3 foot seas... In otherwords, they could not find the wave.

Crying Wolf like this can cost thousands of lives when the real thing comes along.

This "Frankenstorm", "Storm of the Century" "Worst Flooding in History", would seen to be falling into the same catagory. It's not a Hurricane and, at present, it is fast loosing it's catagory as even a Tropical Storm.

Why is the Media risking the credibility of the Authorities and our warning systems to try to make headlines, as with these two stories???

October 28 2012 at 1:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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talari

Hope for the best but prepare for the unimaginable.

October 28 2012 at 11:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Paul

well here in farmington newhampshire franken storm became franken weinie anopther media hype want the best forcast listen to noaa

October 30 2012 at 9:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jdykbpl45

Updated information, please.

October 28 2012 at 10:58 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply