I’m almost exactly 115miles due west of Manhattan and I’ve already seen wind gusts of 55mph, sustained winds are of course lower.
I’m at 1200ft elevation and about 500feet above “average terrain”
(and about 600ft above the nearest body of water. so flooding is not a concern.
The worst that can happen here is a power outage, Hurricane Irene turned out our power on Saturday morning and our power was out until thursday afternoon.
The annoying part about that was it was a small outage caused in the immediate neighborhood because ONE fallen tree disconnected the local pub and nobody from the power company bothered to come and verify that WE turned off that one building and turn the neighborhood back on,
Basically when they could finally be bothered to show up and check the situation
the power was back on in <15min.
I lost everything in my chest freezer and good luck getting them to pay for any of it.