Emergency Management Ontario is warning those that live in eastern and southern Ontario to secure any objects that can be blown away by wind such as garbage lids, outdoor furniture and Halloween decorations as a measure to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy.
High winds, heavy rainfall, possible flooding, and power failure may all occur as the storm moves over the region.
Environment Canada reports that the remnants of hurricane Sandy — or Frankenstorm as it’s being called on the web — will arrive late Monday as a large and powerful post-tropical fall storm over Southern Ontario. It is forecast to track from the Atlantic ocean northwest across the mid Atlantic states towards the Lower Great Lakes.
The forecast track would also produce widespread 50 to 70 km/h strong winds across Southern Ontario beginning late Monday with severe gusts to 100 km/h likely. Gale to storm-force winds are expected on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.