The Atlantic hurricane season could see between two and four major hurricanes in 2017, according to the latest forecast from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. There's only a 20 percent chance that this season will be less active than normal, the agency says.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the state Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transportation of emergency supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims. The order directs the cabinet to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying relief supplies such as food, water and medicine.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall on the southern Jersey Shore tonight, but the storms won’t reach western Kentucky. Four Purchase Area Red Cross volunteers have already deployed to the East Coast to assist with relief. National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Muffert says strong winds with gusts up to 30 miles per hour are all people in the area should expect tomorrow.
While the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy, western Kentuckians don’t have to worry about storms on Halloween. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Presley says the area will stay dry after the hurricane hits the coast.