Now considered a "post-tropical cyclone," the storm drenching the Atlantic seaboard throughout Labor Day weekend is expected to leave New York City and surrounding coastal areas comparatively unscathed. Instead, Hermine wll veer east, hitting Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
Winds of up to 50 mph will develop in Nantucket and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and tides could surge by as much as 5 feet from Chincoteague Island, Virginia, up through New Jersey. "This storm is not done yet," said meteorologist Ari Sarsalari of The Weather Channel. "It's going to get worse over the next couple of days."
Hermine has killed two people since making landfall in Florida on Friday, and scientists suggest the level of flooding it has produced is influenced by climate change. "We are already experiencing more and more flooding due to climate change in every storm," argues geosciences professor Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University. "And it's only the beginning." Bonnie Kristian