Your Hurricane Sandy (Cohen) Update: It’s raining sideways

Today’s Hurricane Day was a welcomed break from the tedium of midterms and, of course, an extension of the Halloweek festivities. We saw a little rain, lots of inside-out umbrellas near the infamous SciLi wind tunnel, and remnants of fall foliage strewn all over the streets. But Governor Chafee ’75 P’14 has warned that it’s going to get a lot worse: “The forecast is ominous.” The governor has spoken.

We have taken it upon ourselves to be your very own Al Roker. Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods:

  • As of 6:50 p.m., 100,000+ National Grid customers in Rhode Island were without power.
  • Southern New England will see the most rain and wind from 7–9 p.m. tonight.
  • A coastal flood warning is in effect until 1 p.m. tomorrow.
  • A High Wind Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Winds will remain around 35–45 mph but have the potential to reach 75 mph.
  • In addition to Brown, URI and CCRI have cancelled classes for tomorrow. Margaret Klawunn, you might be our new hero. You are officially invited into the elite gang of school administrators we are obsessed with.  We’re sure Dean Bova and K-Berg will be thrilled that you’re joining them.  Who knows? Maybe next year you’ll make it onto our Halloween banner.

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