States along the East Coast of the U.S., have declared a state of emergency in preparation for Sandy's arrival.
Once the state of emergency is declared, what happens? What kind of programs are put into place? Below you can find out what a state of emergency status means for each state.
A state of emergency order was signed by Governor Bob McDonnell on Friday. In a press release, McDonnell said the state of emergency was declared to allow a fully coordinated state response to challenges during initial local recovery efforts.
The full resources of the state are made available to support communities in need after Sandy's impacts. The implementation of the state of emergency will allow personnel, equipment and supplies to be on scene in a shorter amount of time.
Below, is a list of ways the state agencies in Virginia are preparing for Sandy:
The above information was provided by www.governor.virginia.gov.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray declared a state of emergency on Saturday and began meeting with District officials to coordinate storm preparations.
Below is a list of events put in place with the declaration of the state of emergency in Washington, D.C.:
The above information was provided by www.mayor.dc.gov.
The rough surf from Hurricane Sandy pounds the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 28,2012. Photograph is courtesy of Ocean City resident Brooke N.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed the state of emergency order on Friday. O'Malley urged Maryland residents to prepare for impacts from Sandy.
Below is a list of some of the things the state of emergency puts into place for Maryland:
The information above was provided by www.governor.maryland.gov.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett declared a state of emergency on Saturday.
In a post to youtube, Corbett outlined the following state preparations for Sandy:
Some of the above information is from the Governor Corbett youtube video and some is from the PEMA website.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did a video press release when he declared a state of emergency on Saturday.
Below you will find some of the most important points from the governor's speech:
New York Governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Since that time, preparations for Sandy's arrival have begun in the state.
The above information was found on the www.governor.ny.gov website.
The governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Below are some ways the state of Massachusetts is preparing for impact from Sandy:
The information given above can be found on the www.masslive.com web page.
Unsettled weather for the extended Labor Day weekend will be across the Southeast, Upper Midwest, northern Rockies and the Four Corners.
The combination of moisture from Erika and a non-tropical system will drench areas from Florida to the South Carolina coast through the middle of the week.
A stormy weather pattern will prevail through September across much of southern South America.
A rapid shutdown of tropical activity and an end to hurricane season in early September is not likely this year, despite a strong El Nino.
Tropical Depression 14-E is several hundred miles southwest of Mexico and is expected to strengthen slowly into a tropical storm.
Heat will be erased by an autumnlike air mass across parts of northern Europe.
Mecca, CA (1950)
126 degrees - highest ever for U.S. in Sept.
East Coast (1775)
Matecumbe Key, FL (1935)
Labor Day Hurricane hit Florida. Pressure at Matecumbe Key dipped to 26.35"/892.3 mb. Most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. with 200-mph wind. Tide of 15 feet; 408 dead.