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 sign informs subway riders of changes in service in the hours before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in New York Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Areas in the Northeast Region prepared Sunday for the arrival of the hurricane and a possible flooding storm surge. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A sign informs subway riders of changes in service in the hours before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in New York Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Areas in the Northeast Region prepared Sunday for the arrival of the hurricane and a possible flooding storm surge. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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