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The Fury of A Super-storm: Hurricane Sandy’s Possible Destruction

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 10:50 AM
October 29, 2012


A triple crown of Global Warming whacky weather, Hurricane Sandy brings frightening merger of a Caribbean tropical storm and two winter weather systems to create the 18th storm of the hurricane season––and potentially the most deadly.

Forecasters call Sandy ‘a hybrid monster storm,’ ‘Frankenstorm,’
‘Megastorm,’ etc., claiming it will bring waves from three to six feet to New York shores, and up to two feet of snow to West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Wayne Parry and Emery P. Dalesio of the Associate Press add: “An 800-mile wide swath of the country could see 50 mph winds regardless of Sandy’s strength,  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, hurricane-force winds of 75 mph could be felt 100 miles away from the storm’s center.”

They also report that New Jersey’s barrier island are under mandatory evacuation, as are all Atlantic City casinos and state parks.  New York city has shut down all public transportation, including subways, bus and other rail service.

In total Sandy killed between 29 and 40 people in the Caribbean: 11 in Cuba, 16 in Haiti and one in Jamaica are known.  For these islands, this was the worse storm of the decade, tearing off roofs and damaging coffee and vegetable crops.

Power outages are also expected from the havoc, as the public is warned to be prepared for several days with no electricity.  Parry, along with Brock Vergakis, quote Connecticut Governor 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.”

However, utility companies promise governors in every state that they are far better prepared for this storm than they were for Hurricane Irene.  They claim to have extra electrical power crews and tree trimmers in place.  Company bosses are especially concerned that leaves remaining on trees will over-weigh them to fall.

Farmers and home planters are pulling crops out of the ground as quickly as possible.  Most people are moving outside furniture into homes and sheds; and many are boarding up houses and driving far away with their valued possessions.

James Franklin, chief forecaster for the National Hurricane Center in Miami estimates:  “It’s going to be a long-lasting event, two to three days of impact for a lot of people.  Wind damage, widespread power outages, heavy rainfall, inland flooding and somebody is going to get a significant surge event.”

Kevin Boyle, Administrator of the Borough of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, asks people to pray:  “You’re preparing for the worst and praying for the best, and whatever God can do to keep it from whacking, we’d appreciate it.”

We at Earthend say “Amen” to that.  Let’s get out our Christian prayer books and ask Our Father to move this giant threat away from us and on out to sea, in The Holy Name of The LORD Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!

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