Monday, October 29, 2012
Experts say Hurricane Sandy could be the worst storm to hit the Northeast U.S. in 100 years.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Weather, government and media folks have dubbed Hurricane Sandy a “Frankenstorm” due to the convergence of extreme weather factors. Forecasters began buzzing days ago, when one of the world's three top computer-model weather simulations showed Sandy getting mixed up with a storm from the Midwest, a high-pressure system out of Greenland and a dip in the jet stream—turning it into a combination cyclone/nor'easter and pushing it toward land. As Andrew Freedman, of Climate Central wrote last Monday, "Think if a hurricane and nor'easter mated, possibly spawning a very rare and powerful hybrid storm, slamming into the Boston-to-Washington corridor early next week, with rain, inland snow, damaging winds, and potential storm surge flooding." But …
EMA officials continue to prepare for hurricane Sandy, opening the Tiverton Middle School as a hurricane-approved shelter for residents in the area.
The Tiverton Middle School, a hurricane-approved shelter by state Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) standards, opens to the public at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Local emergency management personnel are monitoring the storm and working hand-in-hand with RIEMA to gather information needed to make critical storm related decisions. In preparation for the severe rain, wind, and possible flooding expected from Hurricane Sandy which is forecasted to strike our area on Monday Tiverton will be opening a shelter at the Tiverton Middle School (10 Quintal Drive) at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28th. The preferred response would be to stay with family or friends, however, anyone seeking shelter is encouraged to make use of the High School facility. Campers and …
Hurricane Sandy is giving students a day off across the region on Monday.
On Sunday afternoon, town and school officials in both Tiverton and Little Compton made the decision to cancel school on Monday, Oct. 29 due to the impending hurricane. Tiverton Middle School will be used as a temporary shelter for anyone in need beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Stay with Tiverton-Little Compton Patch for more updates as they become available.
Forecast by accuweather.com indicates that state will see damaging winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding but will be spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy.
Rhode Island and southeastern New England will be battered by damaging winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding, although it could be spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, according to a accuweather.com forecast early Sunday afternoon. People should not just focus on the center for greatest impact and damage, according to accuweather.com. “The storm is different than a typical nor'easter in that it will be very strong, very large and rolling inland from the east, like a hurricane," said a report on the site. "It will retain some features of a hurricane, but spread out over a much larger area than a typical hurricane.” Winds will increase steadily through Monday with the highest winds likely Monday afternoon and Monday night, according to the …