Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eastern United States braces for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slogged northward Friday night at a 7 mph rate, heading further from the Caribbean and getting closer to menacing the U.S. East Coast.

With sustained winds of 75 mph - as was the case for Friday - the storm was centered 75 miles north of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas and 400 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, around 8 p.m., the National Hurricane Center reported.

Tropical storm warnings extend from Jupiter inlet in Florida north to North Carolina's Outer Banks.