Weather Service warns to be prepared for super storm
October 26, 2012 ·
The National Weather Service in Charleston is urging everyone to be prepared for a super storm that could affect the state.
Meteorologist Joe Merchant says the collision of Hurricane
Sandy with other weather fronts is predicted to make landfall in Delaware
late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
“There’s increasing confidence that the storm could shift
just a little bit farther south and west of there which would provide West
Virginia with a lot of rainfall,” says Merchant. “And
wind and in the higher elevations we could get some significant snowfall as
And Merchant says by the lessons learned from this past
summers massive power outage which lasted over two weeks in some areas of the
state, its best to be prepared.
“Especially with some of the lessons learned from the
summer, from the derecho, I think, you know, we’re obviously susceptible to
some long term power outages from trees falling on power lines in our area so I
think people they have to start taking this seriously.”