Hurricane Sandy, dubbed ‘Frankenstorm,’ starting to close in on U.S.

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The storm’s powerful winds and rains were blamed for at least 65 deaths in several Caribbean countries, including 51 in Haiti.

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Maryland Weather

Huge Hurricane Sandy bears down on East Coast
Gene Cherry | Reuters
11:04 a.m. EDT, October 28, 2012

HATTERAS ISLAND, North Carolina (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday.

Sandy could have a brutal impact on major cities in the target zone like Boston, New York, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, one of the most densely populated regions of the country.

New York City’s subway, bus and train service will be suspended on Sunday evening, which could bring the country’s financial nerve center to a standstill.

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