Hurricane Sandy threatens U.S. after hammering Cuba

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Hurricane Sandy threatens U.S. after hammering Cuba
Thu, 10-25-2012 - 3:36pm

Time to batten down the hatches once again...

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Hurricane Sandy   

Forecasters said the hardest-hit areas could span anywhere from the coastal Carolinas up to Maine, but New York City and the Boston area were also both potentially in harm's way.

It has the potential to be a very significant storm with respect to coastal flooding, depending on exactly where it comes in. Power outages are definitely a big threat.

Sandy is expected to hit the United States during a full moon, increasing the flood potential, since tides will be at or near their highest.

"There's a big potential for huge effects from the storm," said NOAA's Oravec.

"We can't rule out the potential for snow eventually as we go into the week and the storm moves inland," he said.

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Stay safe everyone. Not looking forward to snow :(