Latest Sandy Update: Landfall Expected Slightly Earlier
By Carol Erickson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Strong and dangerous Sandy keeps churning up the coast and is now starting the turn to the left. Landfall is likely to be a bit earlier than previous computer runs, anywhere from 7 to 10 p.m. right along the Jersey shore at the time of high tide. That is a worst case scenario from a storm that is loaded with worst case scenarios. Expect the winds to be up to 75 mph plus at the shore and about 60 miles per hour inland as it roars through overnight. A brief lull with the eye as it passes south of Philadelphia might make you think it’s safe to go out. It isn’t. The winds will pick up again after that. By Tuesday morning, we could still see winds of 50 mph and gradually subsiding to about 30 mph sustained. By then, much of the damage will already have been done. Be safe, stay together, keep the pets with you, and help out your neighbors and friends.