Millions on East Coast brace for impact ahead of rare storm
Hurricane Sandy ready to strike
- Duration 3:10
- Date Oct 27, 2012
Hurricane Sandy ready to strike
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Fox extreme weather serious warnings now for what could be the worst storm in decades hurricanes sandy in this.
Monster system already being blamed for 41 deaths and massive damage in the Caribbean right now.
The rare hurricane is ready to strike the United States with a potential to blanket.
The eastern third of the country affecting millions and millions of people.
-- are pictures from space showing sandy is a behemoth.
So where exactly will sandy hit and what should we be doing to prepare meteorologist Maria Molina is live in the fox.
Extreme -- -- you and that's -- -- -- in various large storm system tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center of the storm 415.
Miles meaning that the entire speech and the storm system is about 900 miles you can take a look at you -- it here on the satellite radar -- it's just various new -- basically anywhere from Charleston, South Carolina to Bermuda you are feeling currently -- impacts from currently hurricane any -- -- -- still classified as a hurricane has maximum sustained winds.
A 75 miles per hour were already feeling tropical storm conditions.
-- across eastern portions of North Carolina -- very heavy rain coming down.
And some wind gusts that are of tropical storm force.
We are expecting that in -- to continue to last across portions of the Carolinas.
Throughout later today into tonight and right now current forecast track does take -- -- northward and eventually.
Turns it towards -- coast.
The north -- or anywhere from New Jersey down into parts.
A Delaware and even portions of -- idling could be feeling direct impact from -- and yes we head into basically later in the day Sunday.
And also into Monday and Tuesday just because -- any such a large storm.
-- we don't want to focus on where the center of -- is going to move on short because we know which is so large that many people will be feeling impacts.
And we can be looking and major coastal flooding anywhere from New Jersey two names on the northern end of the storm system where you have that onshore flow.
It's going to be a very long duration rain and then with some faces.
Expecting to pick up more than ten inches of rain flooding will be a huge concern.
And some people -- -- impacts from standing lasting anywhere between 24 to 48 hours so very strong winds that means major tree damage power lines down.
And also looking at power outages possible for millions of people because very large cities will be impacted.
Including case please and in the Carolinas -- in places like DC Baltimore dean Philadelphia and also in New York City -- against a very large area impacted.
As we head into Sunday we're gonna start to see the rain picking up across places in Massachusetts down into portions of Virginia wind -- -- 250 miles per hour will be possible along -- beach erosion.
And then by Monday that's when we're expecting the center -- -- need to make landfall specially during the evening hours.
Heavy rain gusts over sixty miles per hour will be possible and as well as some coastal flooding.
And then cold air Greg is going to rapping on the backside of the storm system and we're -- -- -- heavy wet snow across the -- West Virginia.
With locally up to two feet possible.
Two feet that is just unbelievable for October still.
All right brace yourself and eastern part of America thanks very much we'll check back with you Maria Molina.