October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is headed for New England, and you can watch the storm's impact on the New England coast with these Web Cams.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for all of the state of Rhode Island including Block Island as Hurricane Sandy makes its way north, and with an expected 3- to 6-foot storm surge, the images captured by these Web Cams at Block Island's Spring House Hotel should be dramatic. Images from this trio of cams update automatically every 15 seconds.
The waters of Long Island Sound are already high at 11 a.m. on October 29, and the view is ominous from this Web cam in Quaker Hill, Connecticut, looking out over Smith Cove. Connecticut officials are warning of unprecedented coastal flooding as the "Frankenstorm" coincides with a full moon high tide.
Like the "Perfect Storm" of 1991, Hurricane Sandy is a hybrid storm of immense proportions and catastrophic potential. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, where six fishermen perished in the storm made famous by Sebastian Junger's book and the movie it inspired, this live harbor cam will show how Gloucester fares in this storm.
Take the controls of this Web Cam located in Watch Hill: a beach community in Westerly, Rhode Island, that was particularly hard hit by the notorious Hurricane of 1938, which caused unequaled devastation in New England.
Cape Cod's Hyannis has a relatively well-protected deep water harbor, so it will be interesting to watch these live views as Hurricane Sandy barrels through. Or try this Web Cam
positioned at the Landfall Restaurant in Woods Hotel for another view of the churning waters off Cape Cod.