Hurricane Sandy is predicted to hit the US east coast early next week, somewhere between Chesapeake Bay and Long Island Sound. The central pressure is forecast to be lower than that of the legendary 1938 storm.
This corridor is filled with dead and dying trees. Hurricanes topple trees over by first oversaturating the ground with rain, and then knocking them down with strong winds. This time Sandy will be assisted by the weakened and dead trees, which would cause homes to be crushed by fallen trees, and massive power outages. This area is also filled with nuclear power plants, whose reactors need to be continuously cooled. Disruptions in the power grid would cause a switch to emergency cooling, and we saw how well that worked in Fukushima.
Since I believe that the death of the trees is caused by ozone and GOM poisons from the Gulf of Mexico and the Louisiana sinkhole, potentiated by Fukushima radionuclides, this has the potential to be the first Fuku-enhanced societal disruption in the US. There is a possibility that it could be epic in scope.
EDIT: Even though this continues to appear to be a historic storm, the National Hurricane Center is going to discontinue calling Sandy a “hurricane”, they’re gonna say it’s “windy”:
Mayor Bloomberg of New York is not calling for evacuations.
Sandy is “perfectly safe”, “nothing to worry about”. Sound familiar? “This fish contains a safe amount of cesium”… it’s the same crap!
UPDATE: Bloomberg has called for evacuation of Zone A in NYC:
The GFS model has historically low barometric pressure at landfall. Delaware coast already under water. Strongest winds are to the north of the storm. The GFS has landfall between Atlantic City and Toms River, I would expect it to be slightly south of that. This means NYC, Long Island, and northern New Jersey to feature the strongest winds. Areas directly under the eye may have a long period with lighter winds.
I went on a field trip Friday to 5 different parks in Maryland… the vast majority of the trees still have leaves on them. Some people think the leaves will just blow off, reducing the number of uprooted trees… I disagree. The leaf damage I saw was really damage to the interior of the tree itself, and not just the leaves. Trees and storm surge are the biggest risk here… the huge area of this storm is what is causing the surge in water levels along the coast.