29 October 2012 14:41 [Source: ICIS news]
Similar precautions were being taken by state governments along a broad stretch of the US Atlantic coastline from the Carolinas in the south to
Stock markets in
Although Sandy was only a Category 1 hurricane, the lowest level on the five-category storm chart, some meteorologists think that it could ultimately be classed as a rare 100-year storm because it was poised to collide with a cold front moving south from Canada into the US northeast region.
The US National Weather Service (NWS) warned that
The Appalachian Mountains chain runs from northern
The NWS said that the Canadian cold front coming south and
The centre eye of Hurricane Sandy was expected to make landfall near
The storm was expected to cause electric power outages across a wide area of the coastal region and for miles inland as well. Some utility operators have warned customers that outages could last for days in some areas.
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