The latest FEMA update call at 2:30 said Sandy is speeding up as it hits the warm Gulf Stream. This means the storm is gaining energy. Landfall is estimated to be between 7-8PM tonight. It will come across New Jersey and come across southern Pennsylvania. The hardest hit counties are going to be Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, York, Adams and Franklin, the southern tier. The storm will slow down once it hits land. It is expected to sit over us.
They estimate the storm surge along the Jersey shore to last until late Wednesday. Tonight’s full moon will contribute to, perhaps, an additional foot storm surge but not significant considering the huge scope of this storm.
People are advised to remain off the roads, Pennsylvania has reduced speed limits on interstates to 45 mph in the region and banned trailers.
Our conditions here in Reading as steady hard rainfall and increasing winds.