Preparing for Hurricane Joaquin—and Flight Cancellations
As you’re probably aware, Hurricane Joaquin—as of this writing a Category 3 storm (winds of 111-129 mph)—is currently threatening to do serious damage to the Atlantic-facing US. Nothing is for certain, but current predictions have the storm strengthening into a Category 4 (winds of 130-156 mph) in the next 24 hours and barreling through the Bahamas on Friday on a path toward some part(s) of the Eastern Seaboard. At least two reliable models forecast that the storm won’t even touch American soil, but the fact remains that the threat is real—and so if you live on the Eastern Seaboard, or are flying in or out of it, it’s important to be prepared. First, if you’re flying in the next few days:
And to help you keep up with the Hurricane Joaquin forecast, etc., I’ve rounded up a few resources below. Be sure to keep up elsewhere, as well!
- East Coast Braces for Hurricane Joaquin, Though Path Remains Uncertain (NYT)
- NYT map of Hurricane Joaquin’s path (NYT)
- Hurricane Joaquin page on nhc.noaa.gov (National Hurricane Center)
- Breakdown of hurricane scale (National Hurricane Center)
- Could Hurricane Joaquin be another Superstorm Sandy? (CNN)
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