East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy

| 10/26/2012

Already blamed for more than 30 deaths in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy, which has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, was expected to hit the southeast coast of Florida sometime on Friday, Oct. 26.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sandy could pound New York and New Jersey as early as Tuesday, Oct. 30.

It has been nicknamed “Frankenstorm” by a NOAA forecaster because of three severe weather systems moving into the area next week – a cold front moving into New York and New Jersey from the West, cold air from Canada and Sandy’s high winds and rain.

So far, there have been no requests for emergency commodities, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency briefing on Friday.