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.
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Severe thunderstorms that blasted areas of Arkansas with damaging winds and heavy rainfall will continue to race through eastern Texas.
North Carolina (1975)
Lightning killed 13 cows during a thunderstorm at Kenansville. Heavy rains elsewhere in the state forced the Tar River out of its banks at Greenville, causing 14 families to evacuate their homes.
New York (1975)
Severe thunderstorms in western and central NY: lightning struck a city park in Rochester injuring 12 children, all were playing on a metal jungle gym. One patrolman described the scene as if "someone threw a stick of dynamite in the middle of the crowd and it blew."
Southeastern MA (1990)
Torrential rains: Middleboro 7.20" Bridgewater 5.00" Tauton 4.33" Abington 3.05" Cars were stranded in high water in Fall River, MA.