Frankenstorm hits the east coast
The Eastern Seaboard braced Monday for the full impact of Hurricane Sandy as it barreled toward shore packing 85-mph winds and an 11-foot storm surge that forecasters called â€œlife-threatening.â€
The 900-mile wide stormâ€™s front edge sent tide-enhanced surges over boardwalks from Delaware to New York a full 12 hours before Sandyâ€™s eye was to make landfall. Widespread evacuations along the coast were ordered, mass transit was shut down in major metropolitan areas and some 60 million people live in the path of the mega-storm and many likely face power outages in the coming hours and days.
The National Guard was deployed along the densely-populated Atlantic coast, and airports were expected to shut down by Monday afternoon as the weather system experts are calling â€œFrankenstormâ€ churned in from the sea. The hurricane is on a collision course with a winter storm and a cold front, and high tides from a full moon make it a rare hybrid storm that could be felt all the way to the Great Lakes.
â€œ[It's a] very intense, very dangerous storm. People will die in this storm,â€ Maryland Gov. Martin Oâ€™Malley said Monday. â€œSo folks will need to mind their families, stay home and hunker down.â€
Even homes on stilts were threatened by the massive surge, and water was cresting dunes and boardwalks from Delawareâ€™s Rehoboth Beach to Jones Beach in New York.
Lord help those in the path of this thing, and the worst is still yet to come.
There are suppose to be areas flooded that have never been flooded before. If you are home right now,Â plesae get out dont wait for a FEMA moron to rescue you.
They could care less.