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.

Rehoboth Beach, Del., business owners Darryl Ciarlante, left, and Joe Zuber, center, board their windows as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area. (AP Photo/The News Journal, Suchat Pederson)

Rehoboth Beach, Del., business owners Darryl Ciarlante, left, and Joe Zuber, center, board their windows as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area. (AP Photo/The News Journal, Suchat Pederson)

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