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.

People line up looking for taxis, as they leave Battery Park City in lower Manhattan where a mandatory evacuation order is in place as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Northeast, in New York. (AP Photo/Santiago Lyon)

People line up looking for taxis, as they leave Battery Park City in lower Manhattan where a mandatory evacuation order is in place as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Northeast, in New York. (AP Photo/Santiago Lyon)

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