Hurricane Sandy - 10/28/12 13:00 LCDPS Briefing / Sitrep

posted Oct 28, 2012, 9:14 AM by Brian Melcer

Current EOC Status :

Not Activated

Shelter Status :

None.  American Red Cross coordinating with established sites.  LCDPS has identified potential location for DRC as per PEMA Request on 10/27/12.

Incidents of Significance :


Current Weather Summary    :               

    Rain (Light-Moderate)  41 deg, Daily Precip .48”

    No river/stream gauges nearing flood stage

    ** NOTE : LCDPS sent inquiry to NWS Pittsburgh regarding status of New Castle (Shenango River) gauge.  They reported on 10/27/12 that it is fully functional.

Current Posture :

    Monitoring local area, will distribute briefings as information is received

    LCDPS will participate in PEMA Conference call today at 15:00


Attached is the latest briefing from the NWS regarding Hurricane Sandy.

Executive Summary

  • Post-tropical Sandy is still forecast to impact our area.
  • Watches for flooding, high wind, and snow are now in effect.
  • Threats-

      Flooding- Small creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage early this week then rivers possibly later this week.

      Wind- Sustained 25-35 mph with gusts as high as 60 mph.

      Heavy/wet snow- Possible in the higher elevations of MD/WV.

  • The time window of any significant weather should be late Monday through Thursday. The heaviest rainfall and strongest winds will occur from Monday night through much of the day Tuesday.