Forecasters: Hurricane Sandy posing increasing threat to NJ

JCP&L has placed employees on alert to be ready for extended shifts

Author: , (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published: Oct 25 2012 12:40:10 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 26 2012 09:04:01 AM EDT
10-25-12 AW map - Sandy landfall
TRENTON, N.J. -

Storm Information

  • Name:Five
  • Lat/Long:20.5N, 93.7W
  • Max Winds:26KT
  • Speed:10KT
  • Pressure:1008MB

There's increasing confidence, forecasters said, that Hurricane Sandy could pose a threat to New Jersey.

The National Weather Service said it all depends on how Sandy tracks as it transitions into a large coastal storm and moves northward along the East Coast.

There's the potential for heavy rain, strong winds, rough seas, beach erosion and coastal flooding beginning Sunday and into early next week.

Forecasters, however, said the impact will depend on how Sandy interacts with a deepening upper level low pressure system that's approaching the coast.

You can use our INTERACTIVE HURRICANE TRACKER to keep tabs on the storm or SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS.

Jersey Central Power & Light, which was criticized for its response to a major storm last year, said it has placed its employees on alert to be prepared for extended shifts and is monitoring Sandy.

JCP&L, headquartered in Morristown, provides electricity service to all or parts of 13 counties in northern and central New Jersey.