Hurricane Sandy Bears Down on East Coast

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Robbie Gordan

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After killing 66 people in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy was poised to make landfall late Monday on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Forecasters predicted Sandy could be the worst storm to hit the eastern US in years, because a nor’easter emerging from colder northern waters has fused with the tropical hurricane. A third storm front, sweeping south from Canada, could trap and intensify Sandy along the coast. In preparation, schools, businesses and airports shut down.

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6 Responses to “Hurricane Sandy Bears Down on East Coast”

  1. Katie Gaherty on October 30th, 2012 2:40 pm

    I can’t believe this happened so suddenly. The flooding and damage it has done to the east coast is incredible! I hope we are able to help repair the damage quickly. It’s so sad to see it happen just months after Hurricane Isaac

  2. Virsies on October 30th, 2012 6:00 pm

    I have a lot of friends on the East coast that have been through the storm and it seems scary! I’m glad California doesn’t have hurricanes, just earthquakes every now and then.

    alai Reply:

    I hope they’re safe. The photos of the damage left behind by Sandy are incredible. I can’t imagine having to cope with a storm on this scale; good thing the worst of it is apparently over!

  3. shenze on October 30th, 2012 7:31 pm

    A lot of schools in New England have been closing because of the storm as well. Application deadlines have even been moved because of it! This is a big one.

  4. Ryan on October 30th, 2012 7:34 pm

    I cannot believe the magnitude of this hurricane! My friend who lives in Manhattan was snapchatting me pictures of the flooded streets and of the electricity-less New York City skyline last night.

  5. shoover on October 30th, 2012 7:43 pm

    It’s certainly hard to imagine that just on the other side of the country a huge destructive force is plowing through the east coast and causing incredible amounts of damage, meanwhile we are safe here. I just hope it subsides soon so people on the east coast can get back their electricity and can also get to work on fixing the water damage.

Hurricane Sandy Bears Down on East Coast