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.

A worker with the Delaware Department of Transportation directs traffic off of Highway 1 at Fred Hudson Road as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Bethany Beach, Del. Highway 1 is closed northbound from this point with water over the road according to the Delaware State Police. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A worker with the Delaware Department of Transportation directs traffic off of Highway 1 at Fred Hudson Road as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Bethany Beach, Del. Highway 1 is closed northbound from this point with water over the road according to the Delaware State Police. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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