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.

**FILE** Utility workers with Dominion repair damaged lines (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

**FILE** Utility workers with Dominion repair damaged lines (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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