Hurricane sandy will track northward along the eastern seaboard into Monday morning, turning west and making landfall in central New Jersey late Monday. Widespread damaging winds and power outages are anticipated across all of southern New England as the strong wind field of sandy expands northward later tonight through Monday evening. The strongest and most damaging of which will occur Monday afternoon and evening, especially along the coast.
Timing, monday morning through tuesday morning. Strongest winds monday afternoon and monday evening. Impacts, a significant threat to life and property exists. Expect damaging winds which will result in widespread power outages that could last for days, damage to structures and homes resulting in debris, and downed trees and power lines. Debris and downed trees could in some cases block roadways. Precautionary/preparedness actions: Take action now before the high winds occur. A high wind warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Damage to trees, power lines, and property are possible with wind of this magnitude. Power outages are likely. Take action now to secure any loose outdoor objects.