- Posted October 28, 2012 by
Manhattan, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories
Exploding Halloween Sandy
Halloween 2012 is not going to be a usual Halloween costume parade for fun loving New York City people. Sandy is the Halloween and is approaching slowly but fiercely and plans to leave footprints all over the city. Halloween Sandy has already claimed more than 60 deaths across the Caribbean. Sandy is a rare storm and is unique with this time of 2012. There's also a full moon on Monday and this would elevate the storm surge along coastal areas.
The MTA subways are closing today to protect customers, employees and equipment from the stern of Hurricane Sandy as the wind gusts continues its march up the east coast all the way to Boston. It is not clear when the subways will be operational again as there is no certainty on when it is safe to do so. It is a very long process and New Yorkers will need to be prepared for that.
Get the candles, match box, torch lights, batteries, snacks, energy drinks, breads, tomatoes, onions, first aid kit, bottled water or store tap water in large containers, keep your phones and laptops charged and be ready to embrace the storm. I would even recommend to get more cash and the fill the bath tub with water. There is a definite impact and water might surge into the city.
The Hybrid monster storm could bring nearly a foot of rain, high winds and up to 2 feet of snow. It could leave thousands without power and it could take days to recover. There will be a strong and damaging movement of winds and rain for the entire Eastern region for several days.
If you are curious to watch the Halloween Sandy's arrival, take a look at some of the webcam links given below.
- Coney Island
- Statue of Liberty
- New York Harbor
- Brooklyn Bridge
- USS Intrepid
- Empire State Building, 55th floor
- Times Square
- Bryant Park
- Columbus Circle