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.

Skip Horney shields himself from the blowing rain after helping secure boats at Broad Creek Marina in Wanchese, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy moves up the East Coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Skip Horney shields himself from the blowing rain after helping secure boats at Broad Creek Marina in Wanchese, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy moves up the East Coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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