Storms Rock New York - Flights Cancelled
If you're traveling, camping or doing anything outside in the Northeast United States today, take cover. Weather forecasters predict extremely strong winds and storm surges upwards of 5 feet - a deadly combination that will likely wreak extensive costal damage.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer says it could be worse than the winter storms of 1992. Heavy rain and thunderstorms traveled from Florida to New England earlier this morning and Spitzer fears low-lying areas of Long Island may require evacuation. The National Guard has deployed 3200 members in preparation.
Our very own adventure travel expert, Charmian Christie, is returning from a press trip to Knoxville, T.N., today and we're a little worried. The weather service reported as much as 20 inches of snow was possible at higher elevations of New York's Adirondacks, and more than 300 flights have been cancelled.
"It is unusual for this time of year. We probably see a storm like this, at this time of year, probably once every 25 years or so," said Brian Korty, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md.
If you're traveling today like Charmian, keep an eye on the forecast and double check you have what it takes to survive a storm if you're stranded.
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