While Hurricane Sandy is not the strongest storm to hit U.S. this year, it has deadly potential to bring the most impact as it will make landfall in the densest populated areas on the East Coast. According to National Hurricane Center, the storm has potential of affecting over 60 million people in 12 states. With over 9,000 canceled flights, over 375,000 people evacuated from Long Island area of NY State – this Category 1 storm is turning to be an epic one.
Wind map of United States taken at 11:59AM Pacific shows top winds in excess of 50 miles per hour
If you are interested in tracking the storm, we would advise you to visit Hint.FM, an excellent site that shows animation of winds across the United States. You can see what’s going on the East Coast to understand the gravity of situation and strength of the winds in question. At the moment of writing, the strongest recorded wind was clocked at 50.1mph, coming from greater New York area.
You can also see Hurricane Sandy making a landfall through one of few cameras we’ve found to be online, including one on top of Statue of Liberty. Furthermore, you can also connect to the Brooklyn Bridge webcam.
Furthermore, we’ve found webcams in Atlantic City and Wildwood in New Jersey:
Do note that Earthcam is currently under high load, and should those locations lose Power or Internet connection, all remaining will be to tune into landline TV stations that have reporters on the ground.
Should you live in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, we would advise you to visit emergency information from sites such as Google Crisis Map (which shows the actual location of the Hurricane Sandy):
Visit Google.org Crisis Center for the latest location of Hurricane Sandy
The latest information, as always – can be found on National Hurricane Center. Most importantly, stay safe.