Hurricane Sandy gained strength Monday and winds are now measured at 90 mph.
A life-threatening storm surge is still predicted for Long Island Sound as Sandy continues her trek north, closer to New England.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to continue her northward movement before being expected to make an abrupt turn to the northwest, bringing the massive storm back to the United States and impacting millions of people.
Officials from the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sandy is located about 265 miles from Cape Hatteras, NC, and about 310 miles from New York City.
The massive storm has hurricane force winds (74 mph or greater) that extend up to 175 miles from the storm's center, and tropical storm force winds (39 mph or greater) extend a whopping 485 miles from the storm's center.
NHC officials said gale force winds are expected to begin along the mid-Atlantic, Long Island and southern New England, including Connecticut, by Monday afternoon.
In addition, NHC officials said, hurricane force winds could be felt along the coast later in the day.
Officials from the NHC said a life-threatening storm surge is predicted for Long Island Sound.
A storm surge in Long Island Sound, Raritan Bay and New York Harbor of 6 to 11 feet can be expected. In addition, a storm surge from Ocean City, MD, to the Connecticut/Rhode Island border is expected to be 4 to 8 feet.
From the Connecticut/Rhode Island border north to the South Shore of Cape Cod, including Buzzards Bay and Narragansett Bay can be anywhere from 3 to 6 feet, and from Cap Cod north of the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border, including Cape Cod Bay can be anywhere from 2 to 4 feet.
Gov. Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency Saturday ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and warned residents to brace for the possibility that power will be out for an extended period of time when the storm blasts the state for anywhere from 36 to 40 hours.
Keep with WFSB and WFSB.com for the latest information on Hurricane Sandy.
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Sunday, December 8 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-12-08 21:11:20 GMT
Manchester police are on scene of a possible homicide on Pine Street. Few details are being released, but witnesses reported a large police presence in the area shortly before 10 p.m.According to police,More >
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Sunday, December 8 2013 1:01 PM EST2013-12-08 18:01:52 GMT
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Detectives in New Haven are investigating after they say a man was found shot and later died Saturday.More >
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State police said Saturday they arrested a Massachusetts man on kidnapping and drug charges stemming from a tip they received from the Human Trafficking Hotline. According to police, the hotline receivedMore >
State police said Saturday they arrested a Massachusetts man on kidnapping and drug charges stemming from a tip they received from the Human Trafficking Hotline. More >
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Stamford police have canceled an alert for a missing mother and her 1-year-old son.More >
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A car crashed into a building Sunday morning in East Hartford.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-12-07 23:26:35 GMT
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Sunday, December 8 2013 8:20 AM EST2013-12-08 13:20:07 GMT
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State police are investigating a tractor trailer crash on I-84 East in Willington early Sunday morning.More >
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Police in Newtown say two people are seriously injured after a fire broke out at a home early Sunday morning.More >