Millions On Alert for Sandy

    Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers cover an entrance to the Canal Street A, C, and E station with plywood to help prevent flooding, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in New York. As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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    Residents of the barrier islands along the North Carolina coast witnessed the first signs of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath in the U.S. on Sunday. The super-storm forced millions along the Eastern Seaboard to prepare and thousands more to evacuate coastal areas as the Category 1 hurricane appeared poised to make landfall late Sunday. The storm is expected to stretch across a more than 700-mile area reaching from North Carolina to Connecticut and may combine with a cold front moving in from the west.

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