Superstorm could impact 60 million people in US; coastal residents told to get out of the way
“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
As Hurricane Sandy barreled north from the Caribbean — where it left nearly five dozen dead — to meet two other powerful winter storms, experts said it didn’t matter how strong the storm was when it hit land: The rare hybrid storm that follows will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
“This is not a coastal threat alone,” said Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “This is a very large area.”
Prepare now by securing outdoor furniture, setting aside pots of water, bringing firewood and small camping stoves for cooking, getting extra fuel for vehicles and generators, seeing about batteries and candles for lighting and generally getting everything set for this storm which is promising to eclipse the 1938 New England Hurricane.