Sandy Track And Name Eerily Similar To 1997 Drill

November 3rd, 2012 at 7:47 pm by under Weather

There have been a number of comparisons made between  Hurricane Sandy and the  Hurricane of 1938, but a drill conducted over a decade ago is eerily similar to what the Northeast just experienced.

Back in October of 1997 the American Radio Relay League conducted a simulated Emergency Test for Westchester County, New York.

The images were produced at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida and used data from the Hurricane of 1938.

The path of the storm was just about identical to the one Hurricane Sandy took, but what is even more haunting is the name they came up with for the storm, “Sandy”.

The name used for the storm simulation was that of the Westchester County Communications Officer Sandy Fried, who was nine years old during the Hurricane of 1938.

http://www.weca.org/SET/report/node6.html

 

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