The ‘Perfect Storm’ May Hit New York Exactly Five Years After Hurricane Sandy

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Tim Pearce Energy Reporter
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A massive storm is heading for the Northeast United States, possibly slamming into New York five years to the day Hurricane Sandy killed 48 people in the state, CNN reports.

The storm will make landfall Sunday night or Monday morning, according to a few models. CNN Meteorologist Judson Jones warns the existing cell could develop into a “perfect storm” from a favorable combination of conditions. The chance of all the weather conditions coming together is small, however, Jones says.

The entire east coast, from Florida to Maine, will get hit with rain. The severity of the storm is uncertain, but not forecasted to be as strong as Sandy, a positive sign.

Sandy hit the U.S. on Oct. 29, 2012, with a record-setting 14-foot storm surge and 80 mile per hour wind. The recovery is ongoing, with estimates ranging from 1,000 to 2,300 homes still needing repairs before residents can move back in, Business Insider reports.

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