Obligatory Sandy Warning

Are you scared yet?

If you have a pulse here in the Northeast, you have undoubtedly been listening to the rising drumbeat of reports and conversations about the so-called Franken-Storm.

Let’s face it. The prospect of Hurricane Sandy coming up the coast and colliding – probably right above your boat – with a front that is heading in from the west, is indeed frightening. Especially when this collision and resulting mega-storm is predicted to affect New Yorkers and New Englanders within a couple of days of Halloween – on the anniversary of last year’s SNOWTOBER event which you all remember knocked out power and resulted in cancelled trick-or-treating for so many of us, and made many a procrastinator wish they had winterized their boat earlier in October.

Tropical Storm or Hurricane Sandy

Image of Sandy from the NOAA updated Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:08:55 GMT

 

According to an article on CNN, “At 2 p.m. ET Friday, forecasters said Sandy was about 430 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, heading north at 7 mph. It was a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph. It’s possible, the NHC says, that Sandy may weaken to a tropical storm in the next few hours.”

Visit the Hurricane page at FirstBoat for tips for boat owners and additional resources: http://www.firstboat.com/hurricanes.html