Megastorm Could Wreak Havoc Across 800 Miles Of US


hurricane-sandy6Tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the U.S. in the path of the unprecedented freak storm have hours today to prepare for the first raindrops that are expected later in the day, to be followed over the next few days by sheets of rain, high winds and even heavy snow.

The warning from officials to anyone who might be affected path was simple: Be prepared and get out of the way.

Hurricane Sandy was headed north from the Caribbean, where it left nearly five dozen dead, to meet a winter storm and a cold front, plus high tides from a full moon, and experts said the rare hybrid storm that results will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.

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