Superstorm Sandy Updates

Below you will find the latest updates and advisories for Hurricane Sandy:

10:10 p.m. EST:

9:57 p.m. EST:

  • 170,000+ without power in Virginia
  • WNBC-TV reporting Kennedy & LaGuardia Airports closed until further notice

9:30 p.m. EST:

  • Major Flooding & electrical fires throughout New York & New Jersey
  • MTS reporting 4 feet of water in subway system
  • Hearing reports via FDNY Live Stream of homes with water up to attics on Staten island


Flooded Roads in New York

9:00 p.m. EST: Major Flooding slamming the East Coast

  • At least four feet of seawater has entered subway tunnels under the East River N.Y.
  • 6′ of water outside of 4 New York Plaza
  • Flood waters rushing into New York’s Carey Tunnel
  • Reports coming in…. entire East side of Lower Manhattan is Flooded

Manhattan Flooded

6:00 p.m. EST: Over 1.5 million homes now without power across the east coast.

4:00 p.m. EST:

  • 500,000 without power as storm moves closer to land.
  • Virginia Beach, VA now reporting over 9.00″of rain.

2:00 p.m. EST: For all the people who wonder why we tell you to be prepared, check out some of these pictures that people are posting on Twitter and then ask yourself if this is the situation you want to find yourself in during an emergency…..

empty grocery shelves

grocery store during hurricane sandy

No food during Sandy

Empty Aisles

Food Store Aisles during Hurricane

12:35 p.m. EST:

  • Virginia Beach, VA has already reported over 8″ of rain from Hurricane Sandy
  • Delaware Governor warns “People should be prepared to be without power for a week or more.”

12:25 p.m. EST: Surge Flooding starting in Atlantic City ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Surge Flooding from Hurricane Sandy

11:45 a.m. EST: Runways starting to flood at both LaGuardia Airport and JFK

LaGuardia Airport Flooding

10:45 a.m. EST: With the storm still a couple hundred miles away, East Haven, Connecticut is already seeing significant flooding.

East Haven, Connecticut Flooding

10:45 a.m. EST: Hudson River already starting to fill up with surge waters.

Hudson River


  1. Since the Weather Channel seems to be more concerned about New Jersey and New York, things here in the Eastern Shore of Virginia are having it bad as well. Listening to the Police Scanner, at least 2a trees have fallen on houses with entrapment, just about all roads are impassable or completely closed by flooding, emergency personal (which are all volunteers) and the National Guard are stretched to almost their limits here. Wind gusts upwards to 60+ mph. One family now being evacuated by boat because their house flooded (just heard they are both fine and being taken to safety). Point I am trying to make is, this storm is not just effecting New Jersey or New York but no one media pays attention to communities such as the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

  2. We went out yesterday to stock up on some extra food that could be cooked without electric…the water and soda shelves were barren… I’m thinking those were empty because the “town-dwellers” know how screwed they would be having to count on the city’s water supply…soooo glad we moved out to the country this past summer! As a resident of rural Ohio, we aren’t particularly a primary concern for those in charge of restoring power…and quite honestly, we (country folks with a well or cistern and usually a winter’s supply of firewood already laid in) are better prepared than a lot of coastal towns to survive extended periods of time without power. Good luck to you all, this coming week!

  3. We moved out of Southern California…for this reason. There are 15+ million people in the LA Basin alone…you think that all of them would share or play by the rules? NOT!!

  4. The photos already look like real damage, and its only going to get worse. It will be interesting to see what will happen with all those people so close together. Hopefully they’ll raise to the ocassion when the food runs out and not turn into Katrina. Katrina was one large metro area and a lot of smaller communities. Here there are multiple large Metro areas When the food runs out and the trucks don’t come all prepper theory will there in black and white. No more guessing We’re praying we are wrong and it will turn out okay

  5. Ive been watching and reading about all thats happening in the usa, im from south africa, and as i observe the trend of obama’s way of doing things, this hurricane was a god send for him. He can probably suspend the elections indefinately until the state of emergency has been dealt with. If anyone voices their dissatifaction with his way of doing things, they will probably be labeled as terrorists…

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