The purpose of this blog is to give the public an idea of how dangerous and destructive Hurricane Sandy has the potential to be. Tropical Storm Irene caused many problems for folks in northern NJ. Many rivers reached their water level capacity and this led to numerous floods and property damage to many homes. Besides residents along the immediate coast, winds were not an issue for the rest of us. It was mainly the flooding rain. Overall, there was billions of dollars in damage throughout the entire east coast that Irene left behind.
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Irene cost between $15 and $19 BILLION last year. This storm could be worse.
First, the steering currents allowed Irene to move rapidly through the region. Sandy is actually be blocked and will not move as fast. By combining with the cold front coming, she will become larger. She could hang around the region for two days dumping a tremendous amount of rain.