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.
Remnants of thunderstorms on the High Plains from Wednesday will re-fire farther east over the Mississippi Valley Thursday into Thursday night.
Building code changes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy are raising rebuilding costs for homeowners and other property owners while still attempting to mitigate future damages.
A cold storm will bring rain and snow to California Friday and Saturday, but heat returns again next week.
Following a cooldown at midweek for Cleveland, temperatures will remain below normal through the weekend.
A dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
Bismarck, ND (1962)
91 degrees -- heat wave in the Plains.
Mathis, TX (1990)
A stationary thunderstorm dumped about 8" of rain in two hours at a grain elevator just west of town.
Caldwell, TX (1990)
13.4" of rain in the span of 3 hours.