Hurricane Sandy now strongest hurricane north of North Carolina (943 mb). Stronger than 1938 hurricane.
…NYC Mayor urges people in Zone A to evacuate now
…Holland and Brooklyn/Battery Tunnel closing at 2 p.m.
…Mass transit shut down
…Brooklyn: Large tree down on homes
…Long Beach: coastal flooding with water over roads
…4.3 foot tide at Battery Park now, very close to the 4.4 feet experienced in Irene. 10-12 feet forecast around time of high tide tonight at 8:13 p.m. Could break record set in Hurricane Donna.
…Maxwell Pier in Hoboken flooded.
NWS expects record flooding on coast
…Sandy Hook NJ already at 9.44 feet…11.5-13 feet expected tonight at high tide
…Atlantic City…high tide at 8 p.m., forecast tides 9.5 feet
…Cape May NJ…9.5-10 feet forecast tonight at high tide
…Philadelphia expecting 8.5-10 feet tide this afternoon and again early tomorrow morning
…Surge levels in the Hampton Roads area have peaked. They approached the heights of Hurricane Isabel, which caused tremendous flooding there. Norfolk water levels maxed out below the heights observed in the Ash WEdnesday Storm in 1962 and Hurricane Irene.
…”Ocean has met Bay” in Ocean City. Never seen before say officials.
…3 feet of water in Hatteras Village
…Water 2-3 feet deep across roads in Wanchese in Dare County.