Hurricane Sandy on track to hit the East Coast

Hurricane Sandy headed north from the Caribbean — where it left nearly 60 dead — to threaten the Eastern United States with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow as officials warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way of the rare behemoth storm.

Matt Francis of Virginia Beach holds on to his hat as the wind-driven sand and rain from Hurricane Sandy blow across the beaches of Sandbridge in Virginia Beach on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot)

Matt Francis of Virginia Beach holds on to his hat as the wind-driven sand and rain from Hurricane Sandy blow across the beaches of Sandbridge in Virginia Beach on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot)

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