Report - Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall in Cuba, Could Hit Delmarva

hurricaneHurricane Sandy made landfall in eastern Cuba early Thursday, CNN reports. The Category 2 storm, which has winds of 105mph, has already claimed two lives: a woman in Camp-Perrin, Haiti and a man in Jamaica.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the storm is nearing the Bahamas and could strike land again anywhere from the Delmarva Peninsula to Cape Cod. The latest models from the National Hurricane Center predict that the storm will begin to shift northeastward, either hitting Delmarva or continuing out to sea.

CNN further reports that hurricane warnings remain in place for Jamaica, eastern Cuba and central and western Bahamas, while Haiti, the eastern Bahamas and southeastern Florida are all under tropical storm warnings. Forecasters expect up to 12 inches of rainfall across the region, except in the Bahamas, where they expect rainfall to average three to five inches.

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