Hurricane Sandy Threatens East Coast

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Meteorologists have grown increasingly concerned, as Hurricane Sandy made landfall Thursday in Cuba and already turned deadly in the Caribbean. Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say.

Some have compared it to the so-called Perfect Storm that struck off the coast of New England in 1991, but Cisco said that one didn’t hit as populated an area and is not comparable to what the East Coast may be facing. Nor is it like last year’s Halloween storm, which was merely an early snowstorm in the Northeast. This has much more mess potential because it is a combination of different storm types that could produce a real whopper of weather problems, meteorologists say. All in all, the storm could morph into a monstrous nor’easter and slam the U.S. East Coast or it could miss us entirely, only time will tell.

With the potential risk of the storm hitting close to home we wanted to remind everyone to stay safe and ensure that you are properly covered with the right Pennsylvania Homeowners Insurance. For a free insurance quote contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today!

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