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William Blake (English, 1757 – 1827)
Television reports (which an English pal says they call "weather porn") have ceaselessly described tropical cyclone Sandy, which formed in the Caribbean and is now headed up the USA Atlantic Coast for New England, as a "Frankenstorm." It's expected to merge with a large conventional cold front heading from Canada, and be considerably more ferocious than your basic ordinary standard Northeast USA hurricane.
Flee for your lives!
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From: TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:16 PM
Subject: Hurricane Sandy 2
Storm predictions have been consistent for the last 12 hours with rain and wind beginning tonight. Heavy winds of 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph will arrive between 10 am and noon tomorrow and last 12 to 18 hours. Rain predictions are 3 to 5 inches over the next several days.
Travel should be reasonable in the morning but will deteriorate during the day. Widespread power outages are expected and roads may be blocked by downed trees and power lines.
The Emergency Operations Center at the Town Offices will be opening tomorrow during the morning between 8 am and noon as conditions warrant and will be at full operation by noon. The Center may be reached by calling 296-4741.
Updates will be issued as warranted. Thank you and good night.
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