Tell us how you're preparing for and coping with the Storm of the Century

Hurricane Sandy is only a few hours away from making landfall along the East coast. This unprecedented weather system is not just intensely powerful — it's also massive; satellite photos show that the so-called Frankenstorm is over 625 miles (1,000 km) wide. So, if you live anywhere along the upper East coast and… »10/29/12 10:10am10/29/12 10:10am

Incredible footage of what happened when a massive hurricane hit New England in 1938

While the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and Canada hunker down and wait for the fury of Frankenstorm to abate, you can rest assured that we've survived worse. In this footage of some of the most terrifying storms ever to hit New England, you can find out what it looks like when major American cities are slammed by… »10/29/12 12:38am10/29/12 12:38am

Google Maps predict the future of Frankenstorm in real time

If you want to track potential damage from Frankenstorm in real time, or find the nearest shelters, Google has put together a fantastic crisis map for the New York City area. It's a constantly-updating record not of where the storm has gone, but of where it's likely to go based on the data that's coming in from… »10/28/12 6:30pm10/28/12 6:30pm

Is Frankenstorm the result of climate change? Scientists weigh in.

"Frankenstorm" is the most popular name for the upcoming super-storm due to hit the eastern seaboard with floods tomorrow. As Dot Earth's Andrew Revkin points out, this nickname makes it sound like the storm was created by humans and our climate-changing ways. It's also a reference to the fact that this storm is… »10/28/12 5:17pm10/28/12 5:17pm

What you need to know about the upcoming 'Frankenstorm'

Folks out on the East coast of the United States and Canada are bracing themselves for what could be a remarkably severe storm, one that has been dubbed 'Frankenstorm' on account of its tripartite composition. The mega-storm is expected to make landfall early next week just as three major weather systems collide —… »10/26/12 9:20am10/26/12 9:20am