States are preparing as Sandy moves along the East Coast of the U.S.
The states of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York have declared a state of emergency as they await impacts from Sandy. The reason for declaring a state of emergency is to allow emergency response teams to be activated so they can begin preparing to respond. This allows the teams to move quickly as emergency situations occur.
State emergency officials for the state of Pennsylvania are advising residents statewide to make sure they have enough food, water and batteries at home to support them for three days. Senator Bob Casey's office has request FEMA be prepared to help Pennsylvania if the need should arise.
Sandy is currently a hurricane located off the East Coast of the U.S.
The barrier islands off of Cape May county New Jersey began voluntary evacuations Friday afternoon.
Some airlines are issuing flight waivers for people who will be missing flights due to Sandy. American Airlines was one of the first to do so. Check with your airline for the latest news.
AccuWeather meteorologist predict Sandy will make landfall somewhere between the Delmarva Peninsula and Long Island, Monday night or Tuesday morning.
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Minneapolis will deal with rounds of thunderstorms before potentially calmer skies move in over the weekend.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
A three-year-old boy died near Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon after becoming trapped in a car outside of house, according to the Associated Press, as high heat gripped the area.
“Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.
We asked our fans what worries them most about the beach in the summer. Here are the results.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.
Baker, FL (1949)
(East of Crestview, FL) Lightning struck a baseball diamond, digging a ditch 20 feet long in the infield, killing the shortstop, third baseman and injuring 50 people in a crowd of 300.
Estes Park, CO (1976)
Big Thompson River flood disaster; up to 10" of thunderstorm rains funneled into narrow canyon near Estes Park. 139 drowned, 5 missing, $35.5 million estimated damage.