It’s almost hard to take a hurricane named Sandy seriously, but take it seriously we must. Here in the mid-Atlantic we get all types of weather and other natural phenomenon, like blizzards, earthquakes, extreme heat and derechos. This incoming storm is being compared to “The Perfect Storm” in 1981, about which a book was written and a movie was made.
Hurricane Sandy is coming up from the Caribbean and moving north along the coast. Because of the counter-clockwise motion of hurricanes, they usually spin out to sea, but there’s a high pressure system off the coast pushing it back. Added to that is a cold front heading down from Canada, which will drop the temperatures. Purple is storm warnings, and bright green is heavy coastal flooding.
I have a spring that runs under my house and when we get heavy rains, the groundwater increases the flow of the stream. I have a sump pump, and my biggest worry is that the power will go out and my basement will flood. I’ve taken everything up, so that nothing’s on the floor. I tried to get a battery back-up, but that was impossible.
Now all that’s left is to wait and watch, and of course, hope for the best.