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Sandy Far Away From BCS But Residents Keeping Close Eye On Storm

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Although Sandy's path is nowhere near us in the Brazos Valley, it’s being closely tracked by several people at Texas A&M University.

While we are sitting in Texas watching images of Sandy, it can be hard to imagine the magnitude of the storm.

Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon summed it up for us.

"It's like a tiger from India let loose in the middle of New York City. It doesn't know what's going on, it's going crazy,” said Dr. Nielsen-Gammon, the state climatologist and professor at Texas A&M University.

He's been tracking the storm alongside his students and fellow colleagues.

"I think what's going to be more impressive, than damage that anyone spots, is it's a particularly large storm in its aerial coverage,” said Dr. Robert Korty, a professor of meteorology at Texas A&M University.

Sandy is expected to be 1,000 miles wide, which is bigger than the width of Texas.

“As time goes on, overnight and into tomorrow, we will hear more about the flooding, and the power outages,” said Dr. Nielson-Gammon.


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