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The exact track of Hurricane Sandy is still uncertain, according to meterologists, however the consensus remains that the powerful storm will have an impact on the state starting as early as tomorrow.
Forecasts suggest that wind and rain will begin in the state Sunday evening, with the worst weather happening between Monday and Tuesday. Local and state officials have recommended that residents take advantage of the good weather Saturday to make any necessary preparations.
On Friday, the Town of Cheshire's Emergency Team met to discuss preparations for Sandy (see story on Cheshire Herald website's front page). A link to a list of tips for how to handle a hurricane before, during, and after the storm can also be found on the Town's website (www.cheshirect.org).
Where Sandy makes landfall will dramatically affect the weather seen in Cheshire. Current models indicate the hurricane will most likely hit New Jersey first, possibly around Atlantic City. If that is the case, the storm will still be powerful but meteorologists are stating that the damage would be lessened, with sporadic power outages and less flooding. The more north the hurricane's landfall, the more serious the damage could be in Cheshire.
One computer model shows a track that would have the hurricane making landfall around New York City. That would have the most devastating effects, with hurricane-force winds, wide-spread power outages that could last for days, and severe flooding.
Check back to The Cheshire Herald website for information as this story begins to unfold.