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.

Jeremy Seidel, of Waterford, Conn., covers storefront windows with plywood in the Watch Hill section of Westerly, R.I., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in preparation for high winds from the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Jeremy Seidel, of Waterford, Conn., covers storefront windows with plywood in the Watch Hill section of Westerly, R.I., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in preparation for high winds from the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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