As Superstorm Sandy continues her course inward, experts are monitoring the storm, so the nation can best grapple with the looming weather conditions.
The storm should be located over Pennsylvania today, Michael Page of Penn State Campus Weather Service said.
Classes and activities will resume at University Park on Tuesday, according to a press release issued on Penn State Live Monday evening.
Page (senior-meteorology) said the storm should start unwinding today, giving way to breezy conditions over a good portion of the northeast, while significantly relaxing.
The storm is expected to turn into an “on-and-off shower for the next few days,” he added.
“For us specifically in Pennsylvania, the big story over the next couple of weeks will be a big drop in temperature,” Page said.
Highs will be seen mainly in the 40s, he said.
During the afternoon, Page said winds would slowly start to die down as the worst impact for State College was predicted to have been until 3 a.m. this morning, as conditions gradually improve, Page said.
On a national level, the main concern is for those who are impacted by the storm and those who did not evacuate the hardest hit areas.
In a conference call held Monday by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate and NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb addressed national measures taken for Superstorm Sandy Fugate said seven states, along with Washington D.C., that have received emergency declarations will get direct federal assistance that includes generators or other products, and even financial reimbursement for damages incurred.
He added that there are no limiting factors for response activities when it comes to funding, and a main concern would constitute rebuilding funding.
Knabb noted the uniqueness of the storm.
“What makes this [superstorm] nearly unprecedented is the transition to a post-tropical cyclone, Knabb said.
Fugate said, in terms of FEMA response, people who did not evacuate is the chief concern.
Addressing concerns for the upcoming election, Fugate said that polling stations damaged during hurricane Charley in 2004 received reimbursement from FEMA.