NOAA NOS is releasing a series of satellite images taken after Hurricane Sandy, and is overlaying them on top of Google Satellite maps. The New Jersey coast is first. If you don't have access to your property yet, this will give you an idea what it looks like. Please prepare yourself. Here are a couple of examples from Seaside Heights, New Jersey (click for larger versions):
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Look at the homes in the upper right - completely destroyed - and boats piled up everywhere.
Over 17 inches of rain fell near Columbia, South Carolina just last night!
The extreme rain continues today, with the Carolinas in the cross-hairs. This one could be a 1,000 year event.
Hurricane Joaquin rapidly strengthened into a monster storm overnight -- this changes everything.
Will Hurricane Joaquin be the next "Isabel" or "Sandy?" Does it even matter?
It's not a matter of "if" but "where" the flooding footage you'll see on the news later this week will be from.
There's much chatter in the meteorological community about the European model this afternoon, but how does Superstorm Sandy compare to this storm?