Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy strengthens as it nears East Coast; Wall Street shut

Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, began battering the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential campaign.

Fierce winds and flooding were expected along hundreds of miles of Atlantic coast and heavy snows were forecast farther inland at higher elevations when the center of the storm moves ashore Monday night near Atlantic City, New Jersey.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121029