Sandy Update #6: 11:30am Monday, Oct. 29th

Vermont Emergency Management is holding a press conference, media briefing and conference call at this hour in Waterbury, Vermont.

Emergency Managers consulting with the National Weather Service expect peak wind times from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy to “PEAK” between 6pm and 8pm tonight and then, slowly, slowly abate.

VEM says some locations at high elevations and along the western slopes of the Green Mountains may experience wind gusts to 100mph. Otherwise generalized localities may get some high gusts at 50 to 60mph.

While there are flood watches up particularly for vulnerable rivers and streams in Southern Vermont (which often includes those of us, particularly the Ottauquechee in Windsor County in Central Vermont), Emergency Managers still emphasize they do not expect the same effects as we experienced after Irene. While we might get two to three inches of rainfall after all is said and done, it is not expected to be the intense RAIN event of 2011.

Emergency Managers say they are cognizant that Vermonters are nervous and anxious about this storm as a result of suffering through Irene. They say preparation is one of the best ways to help mitigate this understandable anxiety.

Woodstock Early Bird notices that the air is just beginning to stir here as folks make their last minute “batten-down-the-hatches” preparations.

We also hear that the AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM at Woodstock Elementary School has been cancelled.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Diana Brown on October 29, 2012 at 11:27

    Julia, thank you for all this vital, helpful information. It is both necessary and reassuring. Our family so appreciates this blog, particularly when storms are on the way. Stay safe and warm.

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