Your 'Frankenstorm' Dashboard: Track Hurricane Sandy

The hurricane is expected to touch either the Mid-Atlantic or New England regions early next week, according to FEMA officials on Friday. Here are ways to track its progress.

Hurricane Sandy will likely touch the Mid-Atlantic or New England regions by early next week, and its force is expected to exceed what was known as 'The Perfect Storm' of 1991.

It was also an east-to-west storm, like Sandy, and produced waves of 10-30 feet from North Carolina to Nova Scotia, as well as gusts up to 78 mph.

That means that the Baltimore area will likely get a taste of Sandy's very high winds, rains—and power outages that have been forecast.

Meanwhile, Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency on Friday, in anticipation of Sandy's possible arrival in Maryland late Sunday or early next week.

After Sandy reaches our area, it will then be pushed west toward Pennsylvania where it could leave 8 inches or more of snow in higher elevations, according to experts at Federal Emergency Management Agency who gave a telephone press conference Friday.

The storm will likely turn northeast on Tuesday toward New England, they said.

FEMA has provided ways for you to follow along as they track the latest information and location of the storm.

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With all this tracking you might wonder, should you evacuate?

In Baltimore County, according to the Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management website, "Your natural instinct may be to flee in an emergency. But emergency planners in our region say they are more likely to recommend sheltering in-place—staying home—than evacuating because that is the appropriate response for the kinds of disasters most likely to happen here."

More information on the impending storm from Pikesville Patch:

  • Where To Buy Dry Ice
  • O'Malley Declares State of Emergency in Maryland for Hurricane Sandy
  • UPDATE: Storm Could Affect Early Voting That Begins Saturday
  • County Officials Stress Preparation Ahead of 'Frankenstorm'
  • Natural Resources Police Caution Boaters Ahead of Hurricane Sandy
  • Best Ways To Track Storm Damage Online
Jamie Puffer October 28, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Once the storm completes its transition to a hybrid storm (no longer tropical, but still as strong), updates will no longer come from the National Hurricane Center. They will come from each local National Weather Service office. Other predictions and summaries will come from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. Just FYI.
Janet Metzner October 28, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Thanks Jamie, and here's information on tracking storm damage online. http://pikesville.patch.com/articles/best-ways-to-track-frankenstorm-damage-online


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