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Monday, October 29, 2012

'Frankenstorm' Hurricane Sandy hits US: LIVE UPDATES — RT

With forecasters expecting that the New York area could get the worst of the super storm moving its way towards the country, property owners boarded up their homes and many were not leaving anything to chance and evacuated their families out of the city centre on Sunday. Forecasters warn the mega storm can wreak havoc over 800 miles (1,300 kilometres) from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.

Oct. 29, 06:20 EST: The Coast Guard has responded to a distress call from a ship with 17 people aboard, roughly 90 miles off the East Coast. The HMS Bounty is 160 miles (200km) away from the eye of Hurricane Sandy, and is reportedly taking on water and cannot move.
­Oct. 29, 05:35 EST: NBC is reporting that wave heights of around 30ft (9m) are expected just 100 miles (162km) off the New Jersey coast.
­Oct. 29, 05:27 EST: Hurricane Sandy has strengthened, with winds now reaching 85mph (137kph), according to the National Weather Service. Hurricane-force winds along the East Coast and snow in Appalachia is expected.
  (AFP Photo / NASA)
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