Mother Nature bears down on Mid-Atlantic

Hurricane Sandy has people scrambling to prepare for a series of events that has the potential to create a devastating mix that could affect the lives of 50 million people from the East Coast to the Great Lakes, forecasters say.

Molly White, 9, from Frankford, Del., covers her head as she is pelted by blowing sand on the beach, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast in Ocean City, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Molly White, 9, from Frankford, Del., covers her head as she is pelted by blowing sand on the beach, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast in Ocean City, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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