Hurricane Sandy May Hit Central New York Early Next Week
History may be repeating itself. Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the Northeast near the 21st anniversary of the 'Perfect Storm' that killed 6 fisherman in 1991. The path of Hurricane Sandy has it merging with a winter storm and hitting New Jersey late Monday or early Tuesday morning.
Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy or 'Frankenstorm,' will bring gale force winds, massive power outages and flooding all along the East Coast. Our area is expected to see lots of rain and cooler temperatures. Governor Andrew Cuomo activated the state's emergency crews to monitor Sandy. We'll keep you posted as the storm continues its path into our area. The Weather Channel has live, up to date weather details as Sandy travels up the coast.
Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded to a Category 1 with 90 mile per hour winds but could still bring heavy rain and possible snow to the East coast. Preparations are being made for possible evacuations if and when the storm hits.
The storm has already claimed 11 lives in Cuba, 1 in Jamaica and 10 in Haiti. Trees are gone, homes damaged and power is out in city of Santiago de Cuba.
Sandy could cause up to one billion dollars in damage when all is said and done.