(NY Times) Sharp Warnings as Hurricane Sandy Churns In

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Hurricane Sandy, a menacing monster of a storm that forecasters said would bring “life-threatening” flooding, churned toward some of the nation’s most densely populated areas on Sunday, prompting widespread evacuations and the shutdown of the New York City transit system.

Officials warned that the hurricane, pushing north from the Caribbean after leaving more than 60 people dead in its wake, could disrupt life in the Northeast for days.

New York went into emergency mode, ordering the evacuations of more than 370,000 people in low-lying communities from Coney Island in Brooklyn to Battery Park City in Manhattan and giving 1.1 million schoolchildren a day off on Monday. The city opened evacuation shelters at 76 public schools.

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1. Karen B. wrote:

I just saw this live video from Point Pleasant NJ (from of all places the Telegraph in the UK)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9639915/Hurricane-Sandy-live.html

The storm looks really powerful there already, and the center is still 12+ hours away.  Terrifying to think of really….

October 29, 9:26 am | [comment link]
2. Karen B. wrote:

From a weather forum I follow.  Someone just posted a portion of today’s NWS flood warnings for NY / NJ - it shows current ACTUAL high tides and flood levels this morning, and those expected for tonight. 

Pretty much the entire NY Metro coastal area will be dealing with MAJOR flood levels.

WATER LEVELS FOR THIS MORNING HIGH TIDE CYCLE

...NY HARBOR WATER LEVELS FOR THIS MORNING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

THE BATTERY NYC…..831 AM…......9.0…..........MODERATE..
BERGEN POINT NY…..830 AM…......9.9…..........MODERATE..

...WESTERN L.I. SOUND WATER LEVELS FOR THIS MORNING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

KINGS POINT NY…...1159 AM….....12.8….........MODERATE..
LATTINGTOWN NY…...1158 AM….....12.9….........MODERATE..
STAMFORD CT…......1131 AM….....12.6….........MODERATE..
BRIDGEPORT CT…....1128 AM….....12.1….........MODERATE..
NEW HAVEN CT….....1128 AM….....11.0….........MODERATE..

...EASTERN L.I. SOUND WATER LEVELS FOR THIS MORNING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

NEW LONDON CT…....928 AM…......6.3…..........MODERATE..

...SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS FOR THIS MORNING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
..................................(MLLW/NGVD)................

E ROCKAWAY INLET NY.814 AM…......8.0/6.5…......MAJOR…..
FREEPORT GAGE NY….858 AM…......7.8/7.0…......MAJOR…..
JAMAICA BAY NY…...840 AM…......9.3/7.1…......MODERATE..
ROCKAWAY INLET NY…800 AM…......9.0/7.5…......MODERATE..
POINT LOOKOUT…....741 AM…......7.7/6.6…......MODERATE..
LINDENHURST….....1021 AM…......5.1/5.3…......MAJOR…..


...OCEAN WATER LEVELS FOR THIS MORNING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

MONTAUK POINT NY….903 AM…......5.9…..........MODERATE..

TONIGHT’S FORECAST

WATER LEVELS FOR THIS EVENING AND TONIGHTS HIGH TIDE CYCLE

...NY HARBOR WATER LEVELS FOR THIS EVENING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

THE BATTERY NYC…..813 PM…......10-12…..........MAJOR….
BERGEN POINT NY…..814 PM…......12-13…..........MAJOR….

...WESTERN L.I. SOUND WATER LEVELS FOR TONIGHT…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

KINGS POINT NY…...1227 AM….....15-16….........MAJOR….
LATTINGTOWN NY…...1205 AM….....15-16….........MAJOR….
STAMFORD CT…......1201 AM….....14-15….........MAJOR….
BRIDGEPORT CT…....1158 PM….....14-15….........MAJOR….
NEW HAVEN CT….....1157 PM….....13-14….........MAJOR….

...EASTERN L.I. SOUND WATER LEVELS FOR THIS EVENING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

NEW LONDON CT…....952 PM…......8.5-9.5….......MAJOR….

...SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS FOR THIS EVENING…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
..................................(MLLW/NGVD)................

E ROCKAWAY INLET NY..814 PM…......12/10.5…......MAJOR….
FREEPORT GAGE NY…..858 PM…......11/10.2…......MAJOR….
JAMAICA BAY NY…....900 PM…....12.2/10…........MAJOR….
ROCKAWAY INLET NY….820 PM…....11.5/9.5….......MAJOR….
POINT LOOKOUT….....801 PM…......11/9.9….......MAJOR….
LINDENHURST…......1041 PM…....8.4/8.6…........MAJOR….

...OCEAN WATER LEVELS FOR TONIGHT…

COASTAL….........TIME OF…...FORECAST TOTAL…..FLOOD…..
LOCATION…........HIGH TIDE…..WATER LEVEL…....CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

MONTAUK POINT NY…..923 PM…......7.5-8.5….......MAJOR…

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