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Hurricane Sandy Update and Open Thread

At 450 nautical miles, Hurricane Sandy is currently tied as the second largest storm on record. Right now she’s sitting off the Carolina coast delivering massive amounts on rain to Southern Fried Science HQ, but the real trouble is going to start in a two days, when she makes landfall somewhere between Maryland and New Jersey. Too all our East Coast readers, stay safe out there and keep watching the storm tracks.

Feel free to use the comments thread to discuss the hurricane, ask hurricane safety and preparedness questions, or update everyone on the storm.

UPDATE: Google has assembled a Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map, which lists the location and occupancy of all active hurricane shelters: http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy

UPDATE: The HMS Bounty, a 3-masted tall ship feature in the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty and more recently, Pirates of the Carribean Dead Man’s Chest, sunk of the coast off North Carolina. 

UPDATE: A colleague send images from the VIMS Eastern Shore Lab, showing several facilities swamped.

VIMS Eastern Shore Lab. Photo by Mark Luckenbach.

VIMS Eastern Shore Lab. Photo by Mark Luckenbach.

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