National Hurricane Center
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.
The center released a report Tuesday that attributes 72 deaths in the U.S. directly to Sandy, from Maryland to New Hampshire. That’s more than any hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. since Hurricane Agnes killed 122 people in 1972.
Hurricane Sandy continues to move northeast at 15 mph. The storm is expected to make landfall along the New Jersey coast late Monday night.
The majority of the hurricane models are in agreement that the storm moves back toward the east coast and makes landfall along or close to the Jersey Shore as a Category 1 storm, the National Hurricane Center agrees with its latest update.