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 man walks the boardwalk in Ventnor, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as the area prepares for Hurricane Sandy.  (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

A man walks the boardwalk in Ventnor, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as the area prepares for Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

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