Hurricane Sandy Threatens East Coast As Potential Monster Storm
The East Coast of the United States felt the brunt of Hurricane Irene in 2011 and there now appears a good chance that a little over one year later a large portion of this area could fall victim to a hurricane again. With weather experts predicting a 90& chance that Hurricane Sandy was going to veer West and make landfall early next week, the term super storm and Noreastern. The National Hurricane center has been following several models, and now most of the models including both the U.S. and European models which have narrowed the band of expected path. As of late Thursday, the models showed the storms eye making landfall late Monday or sometime on Tuesday, with the range from Maryland to New York and a path of destruction that could stretch several hundreds miles.
The timing of Hurricane Sandy will coincide with the end of the fall in 2012, which is not good news as many trees in the Northeast are still left with leaves, making them much more vulnerable to high winds. The storms path puts upwards of fifty million people in danger and the worst part is the storms path wont be fully identified until late in the day on Saturday when it begins to change its course of direction westward towards the Eastern seaboard. One of the other complications is that the storm could merge with another system, which is bringing much cooler temperatures to the region, creating a larger mega hail and freezing rain storm.
Jarvis has mobilized the disaster response divisions in preperation of the mega storm. The restoration teams have worked extensively on the East Coast over the past three years, traveling to Boston, Rhode Island and New Jersey. Jarvis will be sending teams of first responders, semi trucks full of equipment and large commercial generators in anticipation of the storms arrival. Commercial and industrial property owners who are concered about the potential impact of the storms, can make pre-loss arrangements by calling 866-452-7847.