Note that Hurricane Sandy is that little red dot in the middle of the BIG blob of weather due east of Savannah. Yet, her rain, wind and very high storm surge is pushing up ahead of her into the Outer Banks area... Ocean Isle Beach which faces South and along the coast of South Carolina.
The same story is being played out in the Outer Banks both with parts of the roads being flooded and the waves crashing over the Piers.
This will move up the coast in real time, faster than pictures being uploaded to Twitter and Instagram.
The picture below comes from this thread on OBX Connection..showing the flooding as Sandy continues to push water into low lying areas.. and this will continue all day through Sunday and Monday as Sandy continues making progress towards he final destination.. pier by pier, beach by beach will be affected as millions of lives will be affected.
More info on OBX from this great site:
Power will go out in many area in her path and FAR from her center so ... let me remind how the world works when the power goes out:
NO ATM machines.
NO GAS stations working.
NO POWER to charge your Cell Phones.
NO Light at night without candles or flashlights and that great flashlight APP you have ..
gonna wear down your cell phone battery darn fast and oh...no power to recharge it so.
time to go old school and make sure you have batteries (AA, D, C...), candles, etc.
Take money out NOW.. just in case.
Fill up the car with gas NOW.. just in case.
BUY batteries, candles, hand operated can openers, canned food ... etc, etc.
A more complete list later..
If you live in or have friends who live on the Outer Banks and Eastern North Carolina.. or vacation there often.. stay informed with Mark Sudduth's Hurricane Track Website as he is out there covering the storm in home territory.
And, up the coast Hurricane Sandy is coming to you...
NOTE...the NOREASTER part of Hurricane Sandy is on the WEST SIDE
She is far out at sea and doing damage along the coast and inland along the Coasts of Carolina.
Here's a video from Myrtle Beach...
Here in the Piedmont.. Raleigh-Durham to be exact it has been windy all day.. very windy. Surprised there are any leaves left on the trees. A little rain, but enough to feel Hurricane Sandy who is far off yet pumping up moisture nonstop that has been training up all day from South Carolina north to Wilmington and OBX.
RAIN... hugging the coast... and wind projected to blow for the next 3 days in the Caroinas where the storm is not supposed to hit us directly.
But, it is moving up the coast...coming your way..
Prepare.. 20 foot waves forecast to slam into the South Shore of Long Island ...
Are you prepared???
More soon.. BobbiStorm
PS... transportation shuts down so ... decide where you want to hunker down and who you want to hunker down with if you are in the area forecast to be "hit" by Hurricane Sandy. Let people know now.. you won't be able to take the Long Island Railroad out to check on your Aunt Sandy if Hurricane Sandy is making landfall.