Hurricane Sandy, or “Frankenstorm” as it is being called is not something that should be joked about or thought of lightly.
The Weather Channel is not even using the term, Frankenstorm, as they do not think it is something to give a cute name too.
Serious stuff folks.
For those in the mid-Atlantic states, The Northeast, and New England this storm is heading toward you. After causing at least 70 deaths in the Caribbean, this powerful storm is nothing to mess with.
Meteorologists at The Weather Channel have been keeping an eye on the storm that is supposed to be one of the biggest storms in history, 24/7 and they do not plan on stopping.
They plan on having a live-stream broadcast of their television coverage of the storm and what is going on so that those who lose power, and they say they will lose power, will be able to keep track on their mobile devices, like phones, iPads.
The huge storm that is expected to affect more then 60 million people is said to be a mix of a hurricane that meets a snowstorm
Meteorologist Vivian Brown wants people to know that they are not over exaggerating the strength and size of the storm and they want people to take it seriously.
“We want you to know we are not hyping this storm, OK? We don’t do that at The Weather Channel because we want you to be alert and aware.”
Jim Cantore, who is well known when major hurricanes come, especially in the south, said this is unlike anything he has ever seen or heard of before.
He was in New York’s Battery Park City and had to be evacuated from his hotel already due to Sandy.
President Obama had this to say regarding Sandy;
My first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, mid-Atlantic going north. You need to take this very seriously,”
He wants those who are not taking this serious and not listening to the warnings to please rethink things.
Whether the storm will affect the election and voting is yet to be known.
Authorities are also urging people to listen and understand the dangerous situations they could be in.
“If you are reluctant, think about your loved ones, think about the emergency responders who will be unable to reach you when you make the panicked phone call to be rescued, think about the rescue/recovery teams who will rescue you if you are injured or recover your remains if you do not survive.”
With all mass transit being shut down in New York, and New Jersey, this is something that no one should take lightly.
Bryan Norcross, the Weather Channel’s senior hurricane specialist said this;
“Our goal has been to get people to appreciate the magnitude of the storm and try to prove to them that, based on everything we know, that this is going to be a system that is outside of their experience,”
Tweeting a message and urging followers to retweet it, they called the storm an “extremely serious threat” and labeled it as, ” one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States,”
Though many who are getting ready to face this storm of epic proportions are trying to make light of it, whether because they do not expect it to be so bad, or because they are worried and are trying to do whatever it takes to not worry too much.
People on Facebook and Twitter are posting about having the needed items like beer, alcohol, and cigarettes, while others are excited because there is no school or work for a few days.
The truth is that this is a powerful storm, many will be without power for days or longer, and major damage is expected in many states. This is a life threatening storm and everyone in it’s path should heed the warnings to make sure they are safe.
As Norcross said; “Being cute about this storm is not the right idea,”
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