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By: hurricaneben , 10:34 PM GMT on October 26, 2012
The US Eastern Seaboard, from North Carolina to Maine, continue to anxiously prepare for a storm that could be unlike any other--maybe not that historic, but something quite unprecedented without a doubt. As Cuba & Jamaica continue to slowly recover from severe surge/wind damage which killed nearly 40 throughout the Caribbean, The Bahamas is finally seeing weather conditions slowly improve. The Florida East Coast has been (and is still) receiving some milder, but still significant, effects such as wind gusts over 50 MPH and minor coastal flooding but nothing considerable in terms of damage. Further up the coast, along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US, impacts may be a bit more significant impacts with winds as high as hurricane force and moderate coastal/inland flooding likely impacts--the system's center is forecast to come ashore Lower New Jersey area as an extratropical storm with winds of borderline hurricane-force so that's definitely enough to do some quite sustainable damage but how much impacts exactly is still unclear. Also inland higher elevations may see winter-storm to even blizzard conditions so a lot of hazards with Sandy--as more models come into a better agreement of Sandy merging with a trough of low pressure...generating a powerful storm for extratropical status.
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