Pepco and various emergency organizations have been taking to Twitter to give residents tips about preparing for Hurricane Sandy, which could affect the D.C. region Sunday through Tuesday.
It now looks like Hurricane Sandy could hit the DC region hard on Sunday and the storm, combined with early winter weather to the west and cold air coming from the north, could create what forecasters are now calling a “Frankenstorm.”
“It is likely to hit during a full moon when tides are near their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential, NOAA forecasts warn. And with some trees still leafy and the potential for snow, power outages could last to Election Day, some meteorologists fear,” the Associated Press has reported.
Here are a few of the tweets from @IAFF36 Washington, DC Fire Fighters Association, International Association of Firefighters Local 36, which is offering tips to prepare for the storm:
Tweet from @PepcoConnect:
We are closely monitoring Hurricane Sandy and preparing for its potential impact.
Excellent point RT @spann: Expect MAJOR air travel issues early next week. DCA IAD BWI PHL JFK LGA EWK BOS and more...
For #Sandy #wx updates (including watches/warnings), follow @NHC_Atlantic @usnwsgov hurricanes.gov weather.gov
Stick with Patch through the end of this storm – we’ll have stories on storm preparation, any power outages and the storm’s aftermath.