Monday, October 29, 2012
Stay safe: don't go out of your way to snap pics of the storm. But if you have 'em anyway, we want to see 'em.
We are in for a windy, wet ride in Milford as Hurricane Sandy barrels through the area. Depending on where you live or work, your storm experience is bound to be different than that of your friend who lives across town. Let's pool our collective experiences through photographs here on Milford Patch and tell the story of this storm together. You don't have to be in the middle of the storm to take a picture. We're even interested in seeing the view from your window. Just click the "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button and show us what's happening near you. But above all: be safe!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here's what you can do right now to prepare.
We should be feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy after it reaches the east coast late Sunday night. The peak of the storm should hit our area throughout the day on Monday and may affect our weather all the way into Wednesday. Before the storm reaches us, here are eight things you can do to prepare:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Patrick said Hurricane Sandy could hit Sunday night and linger into Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update to the public about how the state is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is currently a category 1 hurricane rolling up the Atlantic and is expected to turn northwest Sunday afternoon. Impact on New England from the storm is expected by Sunday night and could linger until Wednesday. "While we continue to hope for the best, we are planning for the worst," Patrick said. There may be coastal flooding, severe beach erosion, damaging winds, widespread power outages, and possibly 5 inches or more of rain. "This afternoon I declared a state of emergency commonwealth-wide," Patrick said. "This enables us to cut through some …
Sandy diminished in intensity last night but picked up this morning.
Update, 8:20 a.m. Saturday: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Sandy has been upgraded again to a hurricane, just hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm. In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA reported an Air Force aircraft found hurricane-strength winds again. Earlier, in its 5 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA issued warnings and watches to the Southeastern parts of the country, including Florida, but said those up the Eastern seaboard need to prepare for its impact. The storm is moving North-Northeast at 10 mph and an increase in intensity and speed possible tonight and Sunday, according to the NOAA. Sandy is currently considered to be "very large," with winds extending as far as 450 miles from its center. …