In Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and in the coastal counties of North Carolina authorities have declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane, but it becoms destructive for convergence with another disturbance from within the United States and polar air from the north of Canada.
The governors of nine states have deployed forces 60 thousand National Guardsmen to provide assistance to local authorities: in some areas are expected up to 300 mm of rain. The Governor of the State of New York has ordered the suspension of rail service to bus in the city of New York from Sunday evening until 19, Monday closed schools.
"You're home," said Governor Andrew Cuomo. Some areas of New York will be evacuated: a total of over 375 000 people will have to leave their homes in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
A dozen states have also warned the people about the possibility of blackouts: up to 10 million people could be without electricity. Ports closed in New York and New Jersey.
The railways have canceled Amtrak rail services in the East Coast. The airlines have moved its aircraft away from the airports at risk and canceled 3,200 flights. The governor of Delaware has ordered the mandatory evacuation of coastal areas. "This is a great and unpredictable storm," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The authorities have urged people to make supplies for at least three days of water and food.
And in supermarkets , immediately were crowded, with long lines at the checkout. The governor of Connecticut has said that Sandy could cause the worst flooding in the state in 70 years.
Sources : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424