At 11:00 hours (16:00 Spanish time) was about 415 kilometer stretch south of New York, and was accompanied by sustained winds of about 150 km / h | “There will be people who will die and be killed by this storm” , has predicted the governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malle
New York. (EP). – The Hurricane Sandy is gaining momentum in their advance towards the east coast of the United States , where he is expected to make landfall in the state of New Jersey , according to the last part of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) U.S..
At 11:00 hours (16:00 Spanish time), Sandy was located about 330 kilometers southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and about 415 kilometer stretch south of New York, and was accompanied by sustained winds of about 150 kilometers per hour.
The hurricane moving north-northwest at about 30 kilometers per hour, the hurricane center said, to follow the planned trajectory “is expected to downtown Sandy landfall along or just south of the coast of New Jersey at dusk or at night. “
According to the NHC, not expected to weaken the hurricane before landfall but once this happens. Before this could be a slight “strengthening”. Meanwhile, the governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, has offered a dour outlook on the situation. According to the governor, “there will be people who will die and be killed by this storm.”
“The intensity of this storm is such that there will undoubtedly be some deaths that are caused by the intensity of it, by floods, by rising tides, and waves,” said at a news conference.
So, has urged people to “hunker down at home with their families.” “With more responsibility acting citizens, fewer people will die,” he warned.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, has also called for caution. “It’s bad and will only get worse,” he stressed in statements to local radio. “This is a serious storm and have to tomarosla seriously,” asked its citizens.
Moreover, the Department of Transportation of the State of Connecticut has ordered the closure of all state highways from 13:00. It also has banned the movement of trucks for state highways.
The power company has warned that the passage of Sandy could affect up to 60 million users on the East Coast, ten million more than the initial forecast on Sunday.