Hurricane Sandy to bring dangerous storm surge to US east coast

29 October 2012 04:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring a “life-threatening” storm surge to the US’ Mid-Atlantic coast as it makes landfall later on Monday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

At 23:00 hours New York time on Sunday (03:00 GMT on Monday), the eye of the hurricane was about 470 miles (760km) southeast of New York City and the storm was packing winds of 75 miles/hour, the NHC said in its latest update.

The centre of Sandy will move over the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states late on Monday or Monday night, it said.

“Gale force winds are expected to arrive along portions of the mid-Atlantic coast later tonight and reach Long Island and southern New England by Monday morning,” the NHC added.

The White House in a statement on Sunday said that the high winds, heavy rains, storm surge and snow expected from Sandy could produce widespread power outages.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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