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Hurricane Sandy Could Hit NJ Hard, Experts Say

Meteorologists fear impact may be felt up and down entire East Coast.

Meteorologists up and down the East Coast are now saying Hurricane Sandy, sitting over the Caribbean as of Thursday afternoon, could spawn a storm that devastates the mid-Atlantic region early next week.

As the storm glides up the East Coast, it could bring significant rain, wind and waves to the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.

Hurricane Sandy is forecast to become a large coastal storm, and may affect the northern New Jersey area between Sunday and Tuesday, the National Weather Service is reporting.

The weather service wouldn’t commit to exact times or impacts, however, stating, “there remains quite a bit of uncertainty with the track and therefore with any actual impacts to our area at this time.”

Jersey Central Power & Light released a statement Thursday regarding Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the utility provider’s coverage area as well.

“As a precaution, JCP&L has placed employees on alert, and is prepared to mobilize employees and resources where needed if Hurricane Sandy develops into a threat to the region.”

From Sandy to “Frankenstorm”

Some government forecasters are predicting an unusual mix of a hurricane and winter storm, according to the Associated Press, and the worst of it could be focused around New York City and New Jersey.

Forecaster Jim Cisco said the storm's size impact may be felt from Florida to Maine, and inland to Ohio, according to the AP report.  

Kevin October 26, 2012 at 02:18 PM
JShepard, I got a 5000 watt, Homelite at Home depot. It is best to speak with an electrician and have him/her give you the requirements,based upon what you want to power. My installtion required a "twist lock" plug on the generator.
lucky October 26, 2012 at 02:32 PM
we should all call our town mayors and encourage them to call Gov. Christie's office to get him to get the water companies to order the lowering of the reservoirs to ease flooding. Christie has the power to do it and it needs to be done.
BARBARA PRYER October 26, 2012 at 02:56 PM
EVERYHOME OWNER SHOULD HAVE A GENERATOR LIVING IN NEW JERSEY. PEOPLE SHOULD BE READY FOR A STORM. NEW JERSEY TOWNS SHOULD ENFORCE THAT PROPERTY OWNERS CLEAN UP AND PRUN ALL OF THEIR TREES. THIS IS A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM IN A STORM. TO MAN PEOPLE LET THEIR PROPERTY GO AND THINK NEIGHBORS ARE GOING TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEM. INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE @ FAULT THEY DON'T CHECK ON PEOPLE. NOBLDY PAYS MY TAXES SO WHY WOULD I WANT TO CLEAN UP AFTER ANYONE. IT TIME FOR THE TOWNS TO STEP IN AND MAKE PEOPLE CLEAN UP THEIR OLD TREES AND BRANCHS OR FINE THEM. NOT CLEANING UP IS A COP OUT. WAKE UP EVERYONE!
Cj October 26, 2012 at 03:13 PM
As our Governor would say.. "Get the hell off the beach"" You go gov
eyes wide shut October 26, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Gimme Shelter (M. Jagger/K. Richards) Oh, a storm is threat'ning My very life today If I don't get some shelter Oh yeah, We're gonna fade away
Kevin October 26, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Just a warning, you shouldn't operate the generator outside in the rain. NEVER put it in an enclosed space.
eyes wide shut October 26, 2012 at 03:26 PM
@ Barbara: Just what we need. More Government telling us what and how to do things. Barbara, YOU worry about YOU and I'll worry about ME
Terry October 26, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Hey, Babs, stop with the shouting, mkay?
Anna Lisa October 26, 2012 at 04:37 PM
This is--for the most part--the most civilized, helpful set of comments I have ever read on the Patch.
scruffy October 26, 2012 at 04:53 PM
You can place an umbrella over the generator and I found a tent for it online which I am about to order. I got my generator at Lowe's it is a 5500 run watt, 8250 Peak. Cost of approx 800.00. Well worth it. Sears and any good Hardware store also carry them. The twist lock cord is what you get with the hookup tot he house from any electrician when they install the transfer box.
JAFO October 26, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I'm perfectly content to be without power for a few days. It makes for a nice change and I'm sure I can live without my computer/phone/tv for a few days. Plus, I'll get to patronize those establishments (with generators) and help support our economy.
Mitchell Livingston October 26, 2012 at 05:15 PM
There aren't any this storm is too big!!!
Joseph Keyes October 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM
JAFO, I'm not sure if you're being serious or not, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Lack of power would be a disaster some-- myself included, because of the need for sump pumps to remediate rainwater.If you can remember way back to Irene last year, impassable roads and downed wires made it impractical to lounge at a Stratbucks even if you could find one that was open.
XJS October 26, 2012 at 05:47 PM
It's nice to unplug, I agree. As long as I don't lose too much food (and I won't), I don't mind either.
JAFO October 26, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I had no issue whatsoever with Irene last year. Sure, I lost power for a day or two, but I survived. Granted, I don't have to worry about sump pumps though.
Kim October 26, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Thanks Joseph, and if you are looking for a more local company to install a Generac unit, I highly recommend Mike Rossi and Shingles n' Things Construction right here out of Wayne. We have a 20KW whole-house system and are absolutely are thrilled with it! Best investment we ever made!
BeachBum October 26, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Expect major power outages from mon pm - wed
Mary October 26, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Power went out at Morristown Memorial during Irene just before my 5 week old son was supposed to be prepped for emergency surgery. They have generators but they can't operate on backup power. I had settled in before Irene hit and I was prepared - but you can't foresee something like that. It's easy to take the availability of emergency services for granted. Power loss can make them unavailable when they're critically needed.
Angelina October 26, 2012 at 06:37 PM
why are you yelling?
sfwthsdgty October 26, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Barbara Pryer, not everyone can afford to go out and buy a generator and tree service is quite expensive. Those who do have money are reluctant to spend because of the economy. You are correct, no one pays your taxes so DON'T worry about others. I knew you had serious issues even before reading your nonsense; you probably use caps because you are too lazy to type properly.
Journey October 26, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Lets see a generator running in my condo with no garage or yard would be a health hazard.
Natalie Davis (Editor) October 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Or stick with Patch via computer or smartphone (do you have the free Patch app? if not, head to the app store!)... We're on the case through this 24/7.
scruffy October 27, 2012 at 03:08 AM
I have to have power for my sump pump or the basement would be a total loss. I also have an elderly mom who needs the heat if it gets too cold. I did however not mind the loss of tv and internet before I had the generator but frankly am loving the fact I will no longer miss out on it if we do lose power this time. The storm a few years ago I had to hand bail my sump pump well for almost 24 hours and I was exhausted and sore and so were my sons. Hubby is a medic so we have to be self sufficient without needing him in times of crisis.
Nose Wayne October 27, 2012 at 03:51 AM
QUICK!!!! Get to the store before all the milk,eggs and bread are GONE !!!!!!
Karen Banda October 27, 2012 at 04:09 AM
LOL!
daiana October 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I hope hurricane sandy doesn't come to Newark NJ because I have little bros and sis who is here with me but I don't live with them in the same house so God I beg for this situation not to happen
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Kayonna Gilchrist October 29, 2012 at 06:05 PM
it really matters when we have sandy to worry about you think that one care more then the other when it all comes out to be just keeping it in the family. Blood is thicker thenwater the 47% romey is talkng about (you an I) are the water. To get the wold back on the same track that it ran off of in 1900's where clinton was a fuck up at home but we when i say we i mea the 47% (you and I) didn't have to worry about basic needs going up we just did ourdaily lif (rich or poor ) and surive the usran great. Who does Mr. Clinton feels should win. OBAMA and he is a white man
Kayonna Gilchrist October 29, 2012 at 06:16 PM
i just want all who the storm pass by be ok god dosen't make mistakes on anything. Keep im mind who mkes the weather. And when did he ever say that it would be easy. I'm from NJ and i only been away for a year now. We the took on alot of storms floods snow storms and we made it. Just do what you god given sense is teling you to do walk by faith not by sight.
Tyrone Abercrombie October 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM
We were hit hard in Newark thank God we made it though this. It was the worst storm I've ever seen in my 48 years in Newark.

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