Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm
.....because hurricane Sandy is a huge, huge storm, and growing by the minute. It reaches from northern Florida all the way to southern Massachussetts. People in Manhattan have been evacuated, because the island is so low-lying that it will probably flood.
Sandy appears to be bigger in size than Katrina, and is hitting more highly populated areas. It is still picking up force. The potential for devastation could be more intense than Katrina, if the storm keeps getting more powerful.