Super-Storm Hits Babylon-America - Ongoing Updates
Hurricane Sandy Hits Babylon-America
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Incredible Frankenstorm Aftermath
Millions Without Electricity
Catastrophic Flooding in NY/NJ
Blizzard Conditions in Mountains
Billions of Dollars in Damages
Weather forecasters predicted it would be bad and Hurricane Sandy lived up to those forecasts. The storm rolled ashore on the New Jersey coast on Monday evening, flooding huge portions of New Jersey and New York City. Even with the flooding, horrendous fires broke out in parts of New York City while a surging ocean poured into the New York City subways and across the bay ocean waves tore up the famous boardwalk and surged through the streets of New Jersey's casino town of Atlantic City.
Further to the west in the mountain regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland blizzard conditions dumped as much as three feet of snow. Highways were paralyzed with either raging waters or heavy wet snow. Hurricane force winds of 90-plus miles per hour swept through the entire northeastern United States. 24 hours after landfall, 12 to 15 million people remain without electrical power from the East Coast as far west as the state of Indiana.
The extent of the mega-monster storm was felt as far west as Cleveland, Chicago and Milwaukee as strong winds (of 60 miles per hour) from the storm triggered massive wave action across Lake Erie and Lake Michigan. The storm named "Sandy" became a storm of all-time historic proportions even though as a hurricane it was only rated as a Category 1 storm as it made landfall Monday evening.
Besides problems with ground transportation, airports across the region remained closed across the northeastern portions of the United States. Tens of thousands of airline flights have been cancelled and that number is growing. Airports may not resume operations for another one to two days.
The storm is also interfering with America's general election. Experts predict that many areas will not have electrical power restored before the elections next Tuesday. President Obama has cancelled campaign events and his Republican opponent has also cancelled campaign events and that has set off a debate as to which candidate may benefit on election day from the storm's aftermath.
For a wrap-up of the storm's aftermath see the following linked media articles:
6 pm Eastern Time
A monster hurricane named Sandy is striking the eastern seaboard of America in what many forecasters believe will be at least a two day event, if not a week long event.
Hurricane Sandy, rated as a Category 1 hurricane is not as highly rated for intensity but it is ranked as "the" largest such storm in weather history based upon its physical dimensions. Dimensions are given as being more than 500 miles across for at least tropical storm force winds or higher. The barometric pressure of the storm is reportedly the lowest ever recorded for any kind of hurricane or storm.
The storm is packing a huge water punch with tremendous amounts of rain plus storm surge combining with greater than normal tidal factors.
Hurricane Sandy is tracking towards a landfall somewhere along the coastline of the state of New Jersey, just south of New York City. The storm surge side of the storm will likely inflict a direct hit upon the greater New York City metropolitan area.
Even before the storm center made landfall, wind speeds were tearing through New York City with gusts between 75 to 90 miles per hour, although as the storm comes ashore, sustained winds are expected to be 90 miles per hour with gusts far in excess of that figure. One construction crane on a skyscraper was damaged and dangling precariously at 65 stories above the streets of New York City's Manhattan district, not far from the Wall Street district. There is real concern that a surge of ocean water may find its way into New York City's subways, sewer and water systems causing major chaos that could take days or weeks to restore to normal conditions.
The storm has shut down New York City and sealed off the Manhattan island district. Not since the terror attack of 9/11/01 has New York City been totally shut down.
This weather event is affecting a broad region - from the Washington, D.C. area all the way north to the state Maine. The storm is affecting major cities such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. Yet, the storm is so huge that as it moves inland it will affect other metropolitan areas far inland, such as Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and even as far west as Chicago and the Lake Michigan area in the central portion of America.
There are reports that Atlantic City is now "under water." Earlier reports indicate that the boardwalk of Atlantic City had been ripped into the ocean. It is unknown as to the condition of the immense casino-hotels along the beachfront.
Already, the storm is knocking out power to millions of businesses and homes in the greater northeastern areas of the United States where 60 million people or more could be affected. The storm is also forcing a shutdown of gasoline refineries and emergency preparations for numerous nuclear power plants in the region.
Forecasters believe that as many as 10 million people will be without power for as much as a week or longer and there is intense speculation that the storm may force a postponement of the U.S. Presidential elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 6.
Compounding the problems with Hurricane Sandy is a storm system working its way from the central portion of America towards the storm, eventually clashing and merging with Sandy, creating a 'freaky' "Perfect Storm" that could compound the potential damages of a simple hurricane event. Some are calling this a "Frankenstorm." The combination of these two storms is expected to trigger massive snowfalls in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania and perhaps even the smaller mountains of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Forecasters predict anywhere from one to three feet of snow in the higher elevations.
Winds from the "super-storm" combination may trigger massive wave problems in Lake Michigan along the coastline with Chicago and Milwaukee as well as Lake Erie and Cleveland.
Forecasters are also warning of the potential for tornadoes occurring during the evening hours as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore. The tornado threat area would encompass much of the northeastern USA.
We are reminded of Jeremiah 51: 1 and the Babylon-America prophecy in which God states:
"Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;"
Hurricane Sandy may well be a foreshadowing of the Divine Judgment yet to come to Babylon-America in the future.
Here are some links for further information.
We will provide further significant updates as needed on this page as they become available.