Bracing for a superstorm

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Ocean water rolls over state highway NC 12 in Buxton, N.C., on Hatteras Island at dawn on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy works its way north, battering the U.S. East Coast. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
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Bill Ryan, of Inwood, N.Y., comforts his cat Amy before leaving her at a pet shelter at Mitchell Park's Field House, run by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and Pet Safe Coalition on Sunday, Oct., 28, 2012, in Uniondale, N.Y. Pet owners could drop of their pets at the shelter and afterwards seek shelter for themselves. before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Ryan planned to stay at Nassau Community College, one of numerous shelters throughout Nassau County. (AP PhotoKathy Kmonicek)
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People line up looking for taxis, as they leave Battery Park City in lower Manhattan where a mandatory evacuation order is in place as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Northeast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York. (AP PhotoSantiago Lyon)
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Multiple agencies work in preparation for Hurricane Sandy at the Virginia Emergency Operations Center in Chesterfield County Va., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP PhotoRichmond Times-Dispatch, Mark Gormus)
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Jeremy Seidel, of Waterford, Conn., covers storefront windows with plywood in the Watch Hill section of Westerly, R.I., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in preparation for high winds from the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoSteven Senne)
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Atlantic City residents board buses to be evacuated from the city at the Atlantic City Convention Center, in Atlantic City, N.J., Sunday Oct., 28, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation.(AP PhotoThe Press of Atlantic City, Danny Drake) MANDATORY CREDIT
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This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 shows Hurricane Sandy off the Mid Atlantic coastline moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoWeather Underground)
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A sign warns motorists of a closed beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoGerry Broome)
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Boat owners haul their boats from Hempstead Harbor, at the boat ramp at Tappen Beach Marina in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Sea Clif, N.Y. (AP PhotoKathy Kmonicek)
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Mike Strobel fills sand bags for his business, Mike's Carpet Connection, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Fenwick Island, Del. (AP PhotoAlex Brandon)
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A police officer sets up a road block on South Oregon Inlet Road as water from Hurricane Sandy covers the road in Nags Head, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP PhotoGerry Broome)
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Molly White, 9, from Frankford, Del., covers her head as she is pelted by blowing sand on the beach, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Ocean City, Md. (AP PhotoAlex Brandon)
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Waves crash onto a jetty in Atlantic City N.J., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area. (AP Photo Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Waves crash onto the sea wall protecting homes in Longport, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area. (AP PhotoJoseph Kaczmarek)
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A car plows through a flooded street in the Ocean View area in Norfolk, VA., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoSteve Helber)
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Utilities and state road workers monitor the situation on Virginia Dare Trail as rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy engulf the beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoGerry Broome)
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Sand is piled into barriers at Coney Island beach in New York Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Areas along the Northeast Coast are preparing for a possible flooding as the superstorm nears. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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A surfer holds tight to his board against the strong winds and high surf of the Atlantic Ocean before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, Oct., 28, 2012, in Long Beach, N.Y. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoKathy Kmonicek)
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Residents still hang around the Rehoboth boardwalk as businesses board up their windows in preparation for the approaching Hurricane Sandy, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP PhotoThe News Journal, Suchat Pederson)
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Michael Bolick works on the roof of his friend Chris Villarreal's house Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Sunset Park, N.C. Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is a couple of hundred miles off the North Carolina coast and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night. The National Hurricane Center said Sunday afternoon that the storm has winds of 75 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 175 miles from the storm's center. (AP PhotoThe Star-News, Jeff Janowski)
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One-year-old Ever Long and her dog, Bailey, peek out the back door of their boarded house for the coming storm as some prepare for the approaching Hurricane Sandy, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in Bay View Beach, Del. (AP PhotoThe Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)
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Employees of Garcia 's Landscaping prepare sandbags to line the edge of a commercial building located next to a canal to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, Oct., 28, 2012, in Amityville, N.Y. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoKathy Kmonicek)
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Voters wait in line despite rains from Hurricane Sandy to vote on the last early voting Sunday before election day in New Bern, N.C., on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Early voting ends in Craven County on November 3. (AP PhotoNew Bern Sun Journal, Byron Holland)
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Sarah Korman and Michael Cunba, who evacuated their home in Long Beach, N.Y., bring their dogs Jade, left, and Ava to a pet shelter at Mitchell Park's Field House, run by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and Pet Safe Coalition on Sunday, Oct., 28, 2012, in Uniondale, N.Y. Pet owners could drop of their pets at the shelter and then seek shelter for themselves before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. (AP PhotoKathy Kmonicek)
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media at Seward Park High School on the lower east side, the site of one of many public shelters set up in preparation of the storm, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP Photo Louis Lanzano)
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Jessica Ospina, left, and Allison Kane of Virginia Beach, Va., lean into the strong wind and rain off the Chesapeake Bay near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel in Virginia Beach, as Hurricane Sandy works its way north, battering the U.S. East Coast Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer)
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Gozde Guldosuren stocks up on bread at a Manhattan grocery store, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP Photo Louis Lanzano)
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A maintenance worker named Vitto attaches plywood to a sidewalk grate at the 2 Broadway building of Lower Manhattan in New York, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as a child walking by takes advantage of the temporary structure. Areas along the Northeast Coast are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and a possible flooding storm surge. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. (AP PhotoGerry Broome)
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Tom Morehead, a driver with Ocean City, Md., public transportation, assists Evelyn Krainatc to a convention center on her way to a shelter, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Ocean City, Md. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP PhotoAlex Brandon)
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Matt Francis of Virginia Beach, Va., holds on to his hat, as the wind driven sand and rain from Hurricane Sandy blows across the beaches of Sandbridge in Virginia Beach, Va., Sunday Oct. 28, 2012. Matt came out to take a look at the Little Island Fishing Pier as Sandy makes it way north in Atlantic ocean (L. Todd Spencer The Virginian-Pilot) (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot, ) MAGS OUT MBI
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Danielle Ross takes a photograph with Kayeliegh Ross, five, on the beach in Margate N.J., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as the area prepares for Hurricane Sandy. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP Photo Joseph Kaczmarek)

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