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View Diary: What's Happenin'? Climate Change Week 10.29.12 (115 comments)

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    • Hurricane Sandy appears to have made landfall near Cape May, New Jersey, on the state's southern coastline. Hurricane-force winds, rainfall and the approaching high tide present life-threatening risks of flooding and other damage.

    • More than a dozen states have begun to feel the destructive impact of the storm. An estimated 1 million-plus people have lost power from North Carolina to New Hampshire. Catastrophic flooding has hit coastal towns, where mandatory evacuations were in effect.

    • Authorities warn that power outages, flooding, wind damage and other impacts from the storm have just begun. Officials warned residents to prepare for a possible 36-hour wait for damage to clear.

    • In addition to flooding risks presented by the high tide, up to 10 inches of rainfall in some areas combined with limited mobility on the part of emergency services pose severe inland flooding risks. An estimated 2-3 feet of snow is expected to fall in West Virginia, with more than a foot of snow elsewhere inland.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

    by allenjo on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 03:28:38 PM PDT

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