Hurricane Sandy, she’s all over the news. As if the word “hurricane” isn’t scary enough, they’re not just calling her “Sandy”. They’re calling her a “Superstorm” and even “Frankenstorm”. Even though we don’t live in the path of Sandy here in Indiana, she’s still kind of scary. Being from Indiana, we know what it feels like to be afraid of storms because we have tornadoes here. Just like the tornadoes here, hurricanes can be less scary if we learn about them. Knowledge is power – when you understand what is going on you feel safer; confident that you know what to do.
Wherever you live, Indiana or New Jersey, it’s important to remember that there are grownups out there that know a lot about storms and how to keep people safe. Meteorologists and scientists and policemen and firemen…plus all kinds of other people who are trained to know what to do during weather emergencies. On this page are books and websites that can help you understand Sandy and hurricanes in general, as well as what can be done to keep you and the people you care about safe.
Usually, air pressure pulls hurricanes out to sea…but at this time of year, there happens to be a winter storm coming from the West and cold air coming from the North. These air pressures make Sandy come ashore instead of blowing out to sea.
The moon affects tides…today is a full moon.
Sandy is hitting in a VERY populated area – 50-60 million people could be affected
Fall Fun in Historic Irvington: October 20th-27th, 2012
For over 60 years, this week long event includes a 5 mile run, a scholarship pageant, musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, roller derby, a haunted puppet show and dozens of other events. Find out all the things there are to do at: Historic Irvington Halloween Festival
Call-a-Spooky Story A free phone call! 275-4444 Listen as personalities from MY 107.9 and 99.5 WZPL read some of these creepy stories during October:
Visit the Wicked Workshop—The Children’s Museum Guild’s 49th Annual Haunted House—will take visitors to a wild and whimsical factory where Winny the Witch and her hard-working Witchkins make everything you need for Halloween!
Families are invited to a free concert by the Imagination Movers, whose popular music and comedy series can be seen on the Disney Junior television channel. Their high-energy songs, which have sold on nearly 250,000 CDs and DVDs to date.. Their programs puzzle out solutions to practical and fantastical challenges, such as how to move a giant pumpkin or stop a sneezing attack, while demonstrating the band members’ lively comedic talents. Their television program has earned a Daytime Emmy Award. The band also has appeared on “Good Morning America” and “Regis & Kelly.” This program will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium.
Jumpstart Ready to Read is today – the one day of the year when millions of people across the country read the same book and set a record. This year people will read the children’s book Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davis.
You can even read the book online for free thanks to WeGiveBooks.org! Not only that, Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad isn’t the ONLY book you can read free – there are several more. And for each book you read Jumpstartdonates books.
If you are younger than 13 you’ll need an adult to register you on the website. Other than that, the site is free and really easy to use. Just click on a book jacket and start reading.