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Hurricane Sandy (Getty Images)
Hurricane Sandy (Getty Images)
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Don’t Be Fooled by Hurricane Sandy’s Category One Classification

We keep hearing that Sandy is a Category One hurricane, but at the same time, we're told not to treat it lightly. It could be because of the way hurricanes are rated in the first place.

It’s called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale. It was developed in 1971 by civil engineer Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Bob Simpson, who was the director of the National Hurricane Center at the time. The idea was to give the public an idea of the destructive force of a hurricane in a simple way, a lot like the Richter Scale rates earthquakes.

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Mid Atlantic Coast Prepares For Hurricane Sandy
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Awesome Video of Hurricane Sandy — From Space! [VIDEO]

Everyone in the Northeast is bracing for Hurricane Sandy. Parts of New York City and New Jersey have already been evacuated in preparation for the storm. Locally, we aren't supposed to see much until Wednesday (October 31), which would put somewhat of a damper on any trick-or-treating plans.

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Mid Atlantic Coast Prepares For Hurricane Sandy
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Watch Hurricane Sandy Coverage [LIVE]

I have been a weather junkie my entire life. But, when there is a big storm like Hurricane Sandy headed our way, I am obsessed! If you would like to follow the storm and get some insight as  what other areas are doing to prepare/recover from the damage, I think you will find this helpful.

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Flights will be halted to many ares (Getty Images)
Flights will be halted to many ares (Getty Images)
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Is Your Flight Cancelled From Hurricane Sandy? Buffalo Niagara International Airport Arrivals and Departures

With Hurricane Sandy getting ready to head toward Buffalo, there have already been numerous flights delays and cancellations! It may not be bad weather here, but it may be where the plane you are taking is coming from or heading to.

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Portable Generator Safety Tips [VIDEO]

 

 

I am sure many folks have thought about buying a portable generator, especially with the anticipated storm we'll be experiencing over the next few days. It's a nice thing, but if not used properly you and your family could be seriously hurt...or worse!

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Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City
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Hurricane Sandy Spinning Toward East Coast

New York, New Jersey and other coastal states announced evacuations of citizens living in low-lying coastal areas on Sunday, as Hurricane Sandy and an accompanying storm surge threatened the East Coast of the United States.

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Track Hurricane Sandy as it Heads For Buffalo

It seems pretty much a lock that we are going to get some heavy rains from what is going to be left of Hurricane Sandy. The storm is very large, and most of the forecasts call for Western New York to be impacted by the beginning of the week.

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What is This Hurricane Sandy ‘Frankenstorm’ + How Will it Affect Buffalo?

Although it's hard to think about looking outside your window at today's gorgeous sunshine, we're used to bad weather around this time of year in Buffalo. The winter brings snow, ice and generally bad conditions, sometimes as early as October. We also get our fair share of wind and rain from East Coast tropical storms.

But both together? It could happen next week.

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