HURRICANE SANDY COMING ASHORE

Oct 29, 2012

By Michael Kramer

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U-S President Obama has already declared emergencies in six states as Hurricane Sandy wheels toward land and is now forecast to make landfall in New Jersey this evening, hours earlier than first anticipated.

Sandy started to pick up speed this afternoon and has already flooded U-S shore towns and washed away part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

The monster storm  could produce a potentially lethal storm surge of more than three metres to coastal areas and bring a metre of snow to parts of West Virginia.

Wall Street, New York City schools and the subway system will all remain closed tomorrow.

Here in Canada high winds, heavy rains and even snow are in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.

Officials are warning residents in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes to lay in emergency supplies in case of power outages.

Southern Ontario and Quebec will likely see winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour, but less rain than in the Maritimes, which could get hit with up to 100 millimetres.

Snow is possible over parts of Ontario and western Quebec.

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