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Forecasters: Hurricane Sandy posing increasing threat to NJ

Published On: Oct 25 2012 12:40:10 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 26 2012 09:04:01 AM EDT
10-25-12 AW map - Sandy landfall



  • Storm Information

    • Name: Haima
    • Lat/Long: 23.2N, 244.8E
    • Max Winds: 65KT
    • Speed: 13KT
    • Pressure: MB

There's increasing confidence, forecasters said, that Hurricane Sandy could pose a threat to New Jersey.

The National Weather Service said it all depends on how Sandy tracks as it transitions into a large coastal storm and moves northward along the East Coast.


There's the potential for heavy rain, strong winds, rough seas, beach erosion and coastal flooding beginning Sunday and into early next week.

Forecasters, however, said the impact will depend on how Sandy interacts with a deepening upper level low pressure system that's approaching the coast.

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Jersey Central Power & Light, which was criticized for its response to a major storm last year, said it has placed its employees on alert to be prepared for extended shifts and is monitoring Sandy.

JCP&L, headquartered in Morristown, provides electricity service to all or parts of 13 counties in northern and central New Jersey.