Highlands flood level almost at Irene levels – but power still on

The National Hurricane Center said early Monday that Hurricane Sandy increased its top sustained winds from 75 mph to 85 mph, with higher gusts, and was picking up speed.  Monday Morning High Tide has crested and the worst should be later tonight.

Sandy is about 370 miles south-southeast of Highlands and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night.

Forecasters said that because of giant waves and high tides made worse by a full moon, the metropolitan area of about 20 million people could get hit with an 11-foot wall of water.

Currently NJ Power is saying there is between minimal people without power in the Highlands, NJ area.


  1. Thanks for the updates on Highlands. We left. I think we are more fortunate than others in town – we’re in the condos over by the ferry. If you hear anything about that area, we would love to know. Be safe and prays to you!!


    • thanks for the update. We also left but were wondering about our place on Valley St, exactly where you got a picture! I can’t tell exactly where it is up to and I know this is awhile ago, but thanks for satisfying my curiosity. Stay safe!!


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