Monday, October 29, 2012
As predicted earlier, Sandy's most severe wind-lashing is expected this evening, as the hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey.
After a day where thousands of New Englanders have lost power, roads and buildings have been flooded and winds-and-rain have lashed everyone, we're just on the verge of the worst of it. Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be New England's moment of most severe intensity for Sandy. That prediction seems to be right on-target. "Like a large nor'easter on steroids" According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy is poised for a New Jersey landfall any moment now. Those same Accuweather forecasters are calling Sandy a "Northeast catastrophe unfolding." "Conditions will deteriorate through the day Monday with the worst of the storm spreading inland Monday night into Tuesday," says Accuweather. That means the driving …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The governor said Hurricane Sandy could hit Sunday night and linger into Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update to the public about how the state is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is currently a category 1 hurricane rolling up the Atlantic and is expected to turn northwest Sunday afternoon. Impact on New England from the storm is expected by Sunday night and could linger until Wednesday. "While we continue to hope for the best, we are planning for the worst," Patrick said. There may be coastal flooding, severe beach erosion, damaging winds, widespread power outages, and possibly 5 inches or more of rain. "This afternoon I declared a state of emergency commonwealth-wide," Patrick said. "This enables us to cut through some…
Sunday, August 28, 2011
How have you prepped for Tropical Storm Irene?
Rite Aid on Washington Street in Canton boarded up Saturday in advance of the now Tropical Storm Irene. How have you prepared for the storm? Are you hunkering down or venturing out to experience the wild weather? Send us your photos and videos and we will share them on Canton Patch. Email: email@example.com
Friday, August 26, 2011
Be sure to read through the list before Hurricane Irene hits on Sunday.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Featured Announcement from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: As we enter the 2011 Hurricane Season, which experts are predicting to be very active, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal preparedness tips for the all of the citizens of the Commonwealth. “Every home and business should have a stocked basic emergency supply kit that could be used for any emergency, regardless of the time of year,” states MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “Everyone should keep certain items around the house and workplace in the event you are isolated for three to five days without power” Each kit will be unique to each family, but should include the essentials: a portable radio, flashlight, and extra batteries, a …