Coastal Flood Warning CancelledOctober 30th, 2012 at 11:27 am by petemangione under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
All flood warnings have now been cancelled for our viewing area. The official cleanup from Sandy can now begin. There is still a chance of some showers with gusty winds, but the winds will not be to the magnitude that we saw yesterday.
I have heard a lot of people comparing this storm to Irene. The people along the coast and bay that are dealing with flood damage probably would give the nod to Sandy as the more devastating storm. In terms of tree damage and power outages, Irene had more total power outages for Rhode Island. Using very rough estimates, Irene caused about 300 thousand outages in Rhode Island. As of this morning, Sandy’s number was 115 thousand outages. So overall, Irene caused more outages than Sandy. Of course, this is of little comfort if you are one of those without power right now. Here’s to hoping the lights come back on for you soon. -Pete Mangione