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Why Frankenstorm Could be the Storm of the Century: Safty Tips

Check out the safety tips below to observe during the storm. The bathtub water is a good reminder. The refrigerator timing is good to know also. Stay indoors! Watch your pets carefully! There's lots to notice on this Frankenstorm checklist!

 Why Frankenstorm Could be the Storm of the Century!

Unfortunately, it looks like Frankenstorm will be visiting the Northeast for Halloween so be prepared. Forecasters are predicting the storm’s center is likely to make landfall along the New Jersey/Delaware coast late Monday into early Tuesday and then continue up the  coast traveling to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maine.

What makes Frankenstorm so dangerous is the likelihood of it converging with cold air and a winter storm coming from the West and exceptionally high tides due to a full moon.

The combination of a tropical storm slamming into a cold air system from the West could cause a “monstrous hybrid vortex”; a deadly combination of a Nor’ Easter and Hurricane.

Meteorologists report this kind of storm is unprecedented due to the combined elements of a massive tropical cyclone combining with a westerly winter storm and exceptional high tides converging to form what could be the storm of the century.

Coastal areas can expect up to 10 foot water surges due to already high tides from the full moon and up to 12 inches of rain causing monumental flooding, along with 70 mile winds and strong winds gusts.    

Frankenstorm has already claimed the lives of 41 people in the Caribbean due to falling trees and collapsed buildings.




Tips to prepare for Frankenstorm and power outages:  

Turn your refrigerator and freezer up to their maximum cold before the electricity goes out.

A full fridge will keep food fresh for 48 hours and 24 hours when half filled…if you don’t open it a lot.

Keep your pet’s safe inside with plenty of water and food on hand.

Buy bottled water….or purify water and store.

Stay inside - this should be obvious, but the allure of taking photos can make me people do  stupid things!

Locate/buy flashlights and batteries (if they aren’t sold out.)

Fill up your car with gas so if the pumps aren’t working, you have a full tank should you have to evacuate.   

Charge your cell phone and keep your car charger handy in case of power loss.   

Buy foods like peanut butter and jelly, cereal, canned goods, bread, cheese and crackers, fruit and cut up veggies with dip for snacks.

Remove anything not nailed down on your porch, patio and decks along with garbage cans.

Remove anything in your basement that could get water damage.

Locate extra blankets in case of power loss.

Keep all interior doors shut and shades down.

Fill bathtubs and large containers with water for bathing, flushing toilets, but do not drink this water.


Best of luck to all Active Rain members who live in the path of Frankenstorm – stay safe and be prepared!

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Comment balloon 3 commentsCheryl Ritchie • October 29 2012 07:54PM

Comments

Hi Cheryl,

Great post on the Frankenstorm, it looks like it is going to be one heck of a storm. The tips are good tips to remember for other storms too.

Posted by Steve Higgins (RE/MAX Kelowna) almost 7 years ago

Good post, Cheryl. Thanks for sharing these tips. They are very helpful.

Posted by Mike Warren (Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Northeast! With 7 Million people without power, Sandy is still packing a punch

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" almost 7 years ago

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