News: Hurricane Sandy Bears Down on East Coast

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A map showing Hurricane Sandy, 16 hours ago

After killing 66 people in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy was poised to make landfall late Monday on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Forecasters predicted Sandy could be the worst storm to hit the eastern US in years, because a nor’easter emerging from colder northern waters has fused with the tropical hurricane. A third storm front, sweeping south from Canada, could trap and intensify Sandy along the coast. In preparation, schools, businesses and airports shut down.