Hurricane Joaquin Approaches the East Coast

If Hurricane Joaquin hits the East Coast, it will have more intense rainfall than Superstorm Sandy.
Hurricane Joaquin may turn out like Superstorm Sandy
Superstorm Sandy caused tremendous destruction on the East Coast. It is still unclear whether Hurricane Joaquin will be the same.|Photo by Wikimedia Commons

After being badly hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, those on the East Coast are wondering if the approaching Hurricane Joaquin will yield similar destruction.

According to The Weather Channel, Hurricane Joaquin is currently northeast of the Bahamas, not far from Superstorm Sandy’s previous location in the central Bahamas.

The Weather Channel reported:

Sandy weakened from a Category 2 to a Category 1 hurricane in the central Bahamas, while Joaquin is already stronger than Sandy.

Despite this close proximity, it remains to be seen whether Joaquin will directly strike or spare the U.S. East Coast.

Superstorm Sandy’s biggest impact did not come from rainfall, but according to The Weather Channel, Hurricane Joaquin “appears poised to dump more widespread, torrential rainfall over a much larger area and population than Sandy did.”

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