Hurricane Sandy begins to hit hard

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas overnight as big cities and small towns across the US Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people.

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"This nation takes storms seriously. No one likes a false alarm but in this case forecasters must warn of the extremes. New York City, Washington DC and Boston are all in the main firing line for flooding, power cuts, major wind damage and significant coastal storm surges. "
Philip Duncan; Hurricane Sandy: 'Storm of a lifetime'
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