Sandy: Evacuate or stay?
Will you stay in Hoboken when Hurricane Sandy arrives?
As most of you know – the big talk all over the area is the possibility of a life-disrupting event caused by Hurricane Sandy.
While its fairly certain this storm won’t topple entire homes the way Hurricane Andrew did back in 1992, but damage from flooding and downed trees plus extreme inconveniences such as power outages or being trapped by flooded areas are a serious concern.
That said – would you evacuate?
One of the forecasting models indicates a solid 5 foot or higher storm surge (click to see animation). That plus any rain we get and the timing of high tide could create some sticky situations where roads and sidewalks can become impassable and dangerous.
But remember – if you leave town – you may also be blocked from getting back in – so consider that decision carefully. Protect your turf? Or head for the hills?