AirTalk for October 29, 2012

East Coast braces for historic hurricane Sandy

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A television reporter watches waves hit a pier before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy October 29, 2012 just off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Much of the eastern United States was in lockdown mode October 29, 2012 awaiting the arrival of a hurricane dubbed 'Frankenstorm' that threatened to wreak havoc on the area with storm surges, driving rain and devastating winds.

As Hurricane Sandy moves closer and closer to the East Coast, it promises plenty of damage and destruction. With winds reaching speeds of over 90 miles per hour, millions of people are expected to lose power.

New York City is already flooding, and expecting a storm surge of up to 11 feet tonight when Sandy is expected to make landfall. Meanwhile, cities near the water are already feeling the storm’s impact. Our team of reporters on the East Coast weigh in on the effects of Hurricane Sandy. How do you prepare for natural disasters?

 

Guest:

John Lacorte, senior meteorologist, national weather service

Kitty Felde, KPCC reporter, KPCC reporter, currently in Maryland's Eastern Shore along Chesapeake Bay

Mark Austin Thomas, veteran news anchor; former KPCC mid-day host, currently in Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York

Mary Plummer, KPCC producer for Take Two, currently in Manhattan, New York

Brian Watt, KPCC reporter, currently stranded in the Bronx, New York


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