Hurricane Sandy in Pictures Make the Storm's Threat Hit Home (PHOTOS)

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Hurricane Sandy

Let's make this simple. If you live on the East Coast in any of the areas seen in and around this white cone-shaped impression, you've got some weather a comin', as my friends in New England like to say. If you live anywhere in the cone, that terrifying cone of doom and destruction that is in Hurricane Sandy's cross-hairs, well ... I don't think you need me to tell you what that means. In times like this, when forecasts are changing by the minute, pictures often speak louder than words.

Here are some of the best pictures of Hurricane Sandy's terrifying approach up the coast ...

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(The graphic above from the National Hurricane Center.)

On it's slow trek up from the Caribbean, Sandy has already killed dozens of people in it's path of destruction. It literally ripped the roof off this military structure in Guantanamo Bay.


A gorgeous shot of sunrise off the coast of Florida, where Sandy passed by and continued to build strength.


The New Jersey National Guard readies its troops in the state that is expected to get hit the hardest by the storm. The governor has already declared a state of emergency and is shutting the place down.


The grocery stores in and around the New York City area are mobbed this morning. Staples like bottled water, batteries, flashlights and milk are flying off the shelves. School closings are being issued rapid-fire.

What are you doing to prepare for the storm?


Images via Flickr: DVIBSHUB; daspader; The National Guard ; squirrel 83.



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chigi... chigirl1228

The storm just passed us. We live by Atlantic beach in North Carolina. Our power never flickered and no damage to our area. I hope everyone north of us stays safe because that's where it was to hit land. I did hear that the outer banks lost power but didn't hear of any extreme damage yet.

Elisabeth Cardenas

thanks for the info...i'm in new york but inland.......

rccol... rccola1945

 Elisabeth, have you ever been in one of these storms? You better live very far inland, to escape one of these bitches! I've been in 2, & never want to go through that again. We moved away from the coastal area of Miss., back to Texas. Now all we worry about is, hard dry wind &sand, oh, a tornado or whatever else comes our way. Have to admit, we are a hardy bunch of people & I don't mean fat. A little oil,here & there, & a nice big tumbleweed, every now & then. The view, is forever, long.

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