Wow, Hurricane Sandy is generating a massive storm surge -- As much as I love watching severe weather -- this is a storm that anyone in the area needs to take seriously. Dr. Jeff Masters wrote this a few hours ago:
"... Huge, 10 - 15 foot-high battering waves on top of the storm surge have washed over Highway 12 connecting North Carolina's Outer Banks to the mainland at South Nags Head this morning. The highway is now impassable, and has been closed. The coast guard station on Cape Hatteras, NC, recorded sustained winds of 50 mph, gusting to 61 mph, at 5:53 am EDT this morning. In Delaware, the coastal highway Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach has been closed due to high water..."
The surge could crest as high as 12 feet around Manhattan.

Our thoughts go out to all of our RTA friends and associates living the path of this massive storm!