1. UMBRELLAS OUT

    Millions On Alert for Sandy

    Mary Altaffer / AP Photo

    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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