Are you ready for "Frankenstorm"?

@lacieice (2065)
United States
October 26, 2012 9:17am CST
Weather forcasters are predicting a massive storm will hit the east coast of the U.S. this weekend. What makes it so bad is that it is a mixture of three storms coming together. It will hit New Jersey and New York this weekend, brighing High winds and many inches of rain, then will travel inland as far as Ohio, which will more than likely get snow. Utility companies are ramping up for it since the estimates of damage are in the billions of dollars. I live in Pennsylvania, which is in this path. I just plan to stay home and wait it out. It may last as long as a week. I can only hope that peoople are prepared and make it through safely. Are you in the path of this storm? What have you done or woould you do if you are in the danger zone?
3 responses
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
26 Oct 12
My thoughts are with all those that are in the pathway of this storm. It's the first I've heard of it actually and I'm usually well up on the storms that happen in the US and elsewhere. Is it due to the fact many states haven't had any rain and this is the result - one massive storm bringing lots of it at once?
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
26 Oct 12
To my understanding, it't the result of hurricane Sandy meeting up with a front moving in from the west and a cold front moving down from Canada...all three merting to create a monster of a storm. The reports say there is a 90% chance it will hit exactly where they say. This is gonna cause massive power outages, flooding, and who knows what else. They say it is almost "the perfect storm"....
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
26 Oct 12
Sounds scary.
• United States
26 Oct 12
I am here in South Florida and it has been brushing by us since yesterday. It has some nasty winds and lots of rain with it. They say it will move away from us tonight. I have been through many of these storms here in Florida and once it makes landfall, depending on how strong it is, be prepared for high winds, rain, possible flooding in low-lying areas, and power outages. Stay inside and don't venture out until the storm has passed. Lot's of people get injured going out into these storms. Make sure you have water, food, and either battery operated lanterns or candles. You should be just fine if you stay inside. Good luck to you up there and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
26 Oct 12
You probably are getting stronger winds than we can expect. They say the farther north it goes, the weaker the winds will become, but we are still looking at 60 mile an hour winds here. Being I'm not near the coast, I think they will be less here, but one can never tell. Please keep the folks along the coast in your thoughts.
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
The storm has just left the Philippines so I'm relieved. You guys over there should get ready. I don't know if that's the same storm but nonetheless, you should still get yourselves ready.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
26 Oct 12
I believe you just got rid of hurricane Sandy, so that is good. Unfortulately, she is gonna meet up with a couple other systems that are gonna combine to cause some real trouble here in the U.S.