UPDATE October 30th: Massive Blackouts and Flooding in N.J. and N.Y. Story and videos by CBS News
The National Weather Service in US has now issued this warning (image from separate source):
THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE AN HISTORIC STORM, WITH WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES, INLAND AND COASTAL FLOODING, AND MASSIVE BEACH EROSION. THE COMBINATION OF THE HEAVY RAIN AND PROLONGED WIND WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR LONG LASTING POWER OUTAGES AND SERIOUS FLOODING.
IF YOU ARE RELUCTANT [to evacuate], THINK ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES, THINK ABOUT THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WHO WILL BE UNABLE TO REACH YOU WHEN YOU MAKE THE PANICKED PHONE CALL TO BE RESCUED, THINK ABOUT THE RESCUE/RECOVERY TEAMS WHO WILL RESCUE YOU IF YOU ARE INJURED OR RECOVER YOUR REMAINS IF YOU DO NOT SURVIVE.
Superstorm Sandy is expected to shift west and north straight for South Ontario. It is difficult to gauge its intensity by the time it arrives here. Might be smart to prepare for the grid to fail.
New York City, Washington, Boston are expected to be flooded and because of a collision with another storm system, to be snowed in. This is not going to be nice folks.
I expect our own military is on standby to assist our neighbors.