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.

High winds blow sea foam into the air as a person walks across Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. Governors from North Carolina, where steady rains were whipped by gusting winds Saturday night, to Connecticut declared states of emergency.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

High winds blow sea foam into the air as a person walks across Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. Governors from North Carolina, where steady rains were whipped by gusting winds Saturday night, to Connecticut declared states of emergency. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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