Hurricane Sandy: A Monday Afternoon UpdateDownload Audio
Hurricane Sandy: A Monday Afternoon Update
You could say we really have two storms today. There's the one on the coast and the one the rest of us have. The one the rest of us have will be pretty severe. The one on the coast is the one whose dangers are so intense and so complex that it's kind of a head scratcher.
For example, the flooding down there may be so pervasive that power stations have to be de-energized to prevent more permanent damage to them. One thing we're going to learn about in the next few days is the intense, symbiotic relationship between Connecticut and Long Island Sound. Gas that goes to the rest of the state comes in by barge and gets unloaded in New Haven. If the harbor there becomes dysfunctional ... well, you get the picture.
On today's show, we'll swing around the state as fast as possible, speaking with elected officials, other journalists and people already affected by the storm.