My thoughts from yesterday afternoon still stand: Major Impact situation is unfolding across the coastal regions of the Northeast, where, depending on the strength of Sandy's landfall, winds could surpass hurricane strength.
Here's a region-by-region breakdown for the Northeast:
COASTAL REGIONS (Including Long Island and similar areas)
Winds will likely severely damage trees and property along the coast. Consistent rain will provide a base for SUSTAINED flash flooding. Because land will be covered by water, winds will be enhanced slightly, as winds go faster over water.
INLAND REGIONS (State College, PA and similar regions)
Lesser wind effects will strike, but flooding and consistent, sustained power outages will strike. Trees, houses and other property could be damaged. Life may be threatened.
If you are in the Northeast, you will want to stock up on batteries, flashlights and non-perishable foods and drinks that, if necessary, could sustain you for up to 7 days.
THIS WILL BE MAJOR. BE PREPARED!!