Photos: East Coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy

Posted on: 3:47 pm, October 28, 2012, by , updated on: 03:55pm, October 28, 2012

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  • A satellite image from 10:10 a.m. ET on Sunday shows Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean grazing the East Coast (CNN).

  • Residents of Long Beach, New York, fill sandbags on Sunday in preparation for the storm (CNN).

  • A man surfs at Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York, as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Sunday. Sandy is heading up the East Coast and is forecast to make a possible first landfall near the Delaware coast (CNN).

  • Scott Davenport brings plywood to cover the windows at the Trump Plaza casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday (CNN).

  • Bob Kaege takes a measurement while boarding up a shop in Cold Spring, New Jersey, on Saturday, October 27, as Marie Jadick speaks on the telephone getting an updated weather report in preparation for Hurricane Sandy (CNN).

  • Houses are flooded out in the neighborhood of La Javilla in Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic, on Friday, October 26 (CNN).

  • People look at the surf as high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy arrive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Sunday, October 28 (CNN).

  • A construction worker covers air vents to try to prevent the New York subway system from flooding as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Sunday (CNN).

  • Corey Hutterli works on securing his sailboat as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy are felt in Miami Beach, Florida, on Thursday, October 25 (CNN).

  • Burt Myrich boards up a home in preparation for Hurricane Sandy on Saturday, October 27, in Cape May, New Jersey (CNN).

(CNN) — States up and down the East Coast are preparing for Hurricane Sandy, which has sent rain to portions of North and South Carolina. Beginning Sunday evening, Sandy could strike the U.S. coast anywhere from the North Carolina-Virginia border to Connecticut, a 700-mile stretch where state and local authorities are rushing to prepare for potentially devastating effects.


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