Sandcrawler Hurricane Check in

Sandy Sandy Sandy Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooding its tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street.

The National Hurricane Center said that as of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the storm was moving westward across Pennsylvania and was centered about 90 miles west of Philadelphia.

At least 16 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm.

We now go to a citizen journalist in the field.

OMG!

Update: Pretty bad damage due to a fire in the Breezy Point area of Queens. New Jersey also took a beating. Lower Manhattan is soaked. Widespread power outages.

We're have faith those on the East Coast are tough and will recover quickly. Still we pray for all those who have lost life or property.

Rest assured help is on the way. The Red Cross page to send donations is here.

Update: Reports are not that 33 people were killed as a result of the storm. That's quite a toll considering all the warnings.

Posted by: Howie at 07:54 AM

Comments

1 Howie! Glad you're back!

Posted by: VALERIE at October 30, 2012 08:38 AM

2 Edgewater, New Jersey. An impressive storm front viewed from an overhanging balcony. Devastating.

Thanks, Howie.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at October 30, 2012 08:48 AM

3 This damn thing is the largest tropical Atlantic cyclone in recorded history. It's estimated as being over 1000 miles across. Looking at it from space, it's a monster.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at October 30, 2012 08:50 AM

4 Great reporter - didn't hear a word she said! Thanks!

Posted by: Road Kill at October 30, 2012 08:57 AM

5 Sandy looks mighty fine, and I'm not talking about the storm.

Posted by: Gork at October 30, 2012 09:19 AM

6 Are those peaks in the wind at about 1:15?
Excellent scouting, Howie!
RR

Posted by: Ruhroh at October 30, 2012 10:50 AM

7 Any Jawas living in the storm area? My thoughts and prayers to all in the storm.

Posted by: AnnaŠ at October 30, 2012 10:50 AM

8 Bad reporting! I could hear a word she said!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZfmXzIbHI8

Posted by: DMartyr at October 30, 2012 10:55 AM

9 Obviously you are getting better, Howie. Congrats!

Posted by: Bubbe at October 30, 2012 11:11 AM

10 Only Howie could come up with this citizen journalist!
Glad your back Howie!

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 30, 2012 12:22 PM

11 Someone could lose an eye that way.

Posted by: EROWMER at October 30, 2012 03:31 PM






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