28 Oct '14, 11am

Two Years After Hurricane Sandy, a Reminder of What Utilities Faced as the Storm Approached

Two Years After Hurricane Sandy, a Reminder of What Utilities Faced as the Storm Approached

That day, President Obama held an emergency meeting with top national security and federal emergency response officials to talk about a worst-case scenario. But with doubts lingering over how far west Sandy would turn, the National Hurricane Center held off on issuing a federal advisory. Weather forecasters sounded the alarm. Bryan Norcross, a hurricane specialist at The Weather Channel, called Sandy “unprecedented and bizarre” due to its intensity so late in October. Privately, Norcross was worried about the lack of a federal advisory. “What the hell is going on?” he asked bluntly in a blog post for Weather Underground, referring to the mix of conditions making Sandy so unique. Jim Cisco, a forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warned about the lack of “any modern precedents for what the models are suggesting.” Journalists latched onto the f...

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