Some college students along the East Coast are celebrating the cancellation of classes, yet it's hard not to be apprehensive of the damage Hurricane Sandy could do.
The Wall Street Journal quoted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saying, ""I know that we get accustomed to hearing weather forecasts and sometimes we're dubious about the weather forecasts, but this is nothing to play with, and this is nothing to take lightly, so take this seriously...In a situation like this, you prepare for the worst and hope for the best."
Meanwhile, NBC reports that the Nor'Easter could leave 10 million without power. Flooding is expected in low-lying and coastal areas, and temperatures could drop below 30 degrees F--a dangerous situation for houses with electrical heat.
It's a life-threatening situation, say forecasters quoted in The New York Times, and the President has called it “a big and serious storm.”
Still, don't be surprised if your East Coast friends are dreaming up Hurricane drinking games--relying on their politicians and college officials to take the necessary precautions.
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