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.

The Flaven family pack up their cars before evacuating the area in Fairfield, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Sunday in parts of Bridgeport, Fairfield, East Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Branford. Voluntary evacuations are being urged in parts of Westport and New London. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The Flaven family pack up their cars before evacuating the area in Fairfield, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Sunday in parts of Bridgeport, Fairfield, East Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Branford. Voluntary evacuations are being urged in parts of Westport and New London. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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