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Massive Hurricane Sandy takes aim at East Coast

Clouds gather over New York October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Clouds gather over New York October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Clouds gather over New York October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Stanley Sicinski looks at storm surf before sunrise in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Hurricane Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Stanley Sicinski looks at storm surf before sunrise in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Hurricane Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Stanley Sicinski looks at storm surf before sunrise in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Hurricane Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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Tourists brave the wind and rain while walking the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park as Hurricane Sandy passes by offshore of South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Tourists brave the wind and rain while walking the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park as Hurricane Sandy passes by offshore of South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Tourists brave the wind and rain while walking the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park as Hurricane Sandy passes by offshore of South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Local resident Jim Carroll photographs storm surf with his dog, Willy, in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Tropical Storm Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Local resident Jim Carroll photographs storm surf with his dog, Willy, in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Tropical Storm Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Local resident Jim Carroll photographs storm surf with his dog, Willy, in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Tropical Storm Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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Stanley Sicinski looks on as storm surf erodes a recently refurbished shoreline in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Tropical Storm Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Stanley Sicinski looks on as storm surf erodes a recently refurbished shoreline in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Tropical Storm Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve...more

Stanley Sicinski looks on as storm surf erodes a recently refurbished shoreline in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, as Tropical Storm Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and upgraded again, passes offshore October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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People enjoy a beautiful day by the water while heavy equipment is used to pile sand into berms before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Brighton Beach, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People enjoy a beautiful day by the water while heavy equipment is used to pile sand into berms before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Brighton Beach, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People enjoy a beautiful day by the water while heavy equipment is used to pile sand into berms before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Brighton Beach, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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Hurricane Sandy is seen churning towards the east coast of the United States is this NOAA handout satellite image taken on October 27, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA National Hurricane Center/Handout

Hurricane Sandy is seen churning towards the east coast of the United States is this NOAA handout satellite image taken on October 27, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA National Hurricane Center/Handout

Hurricane Sandy is seen churning towards the east coast of the United States is this NOAA handout satellite image taken on October 27, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA National Hurricane Center/Handout
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Aircraft from the 106th Rescue Wing depart F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in preparation of Hurricane Sandy in West Hampton Beach, New York, October 26, 2012. The aircraft are repositioned out of the storm track and are prepare to return for recovery response operations. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/TSgt Eric Miller/Handout

Aircraft from the 106th Rescue Wing depart F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in preparation of Hurricane Sandy in West Hampton Beach, New York, October 26, 2012. The aircraft are repositioned out of the storm track and are prepare to return for...more

Aircraft from the 106th Rescue Wing depart F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in preparation of Hurricane Sandy in West Hampton Beach, New York, October 26, 2012. The aircraft are repositioned out of the storm track and are prepare to return for recovery response operations. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/TSgt Eric Miller/Handout
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Aircraft from the 106th Rescue Wing depart F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in preparation of Hurricane Sandy in West Hampton Beach, New York, October 26, 2012. The aircraft are repositioned out of the storm track and are prepare to return for recovery response operations. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/TSgt Eric Miller/Handout

Aircraft from the 106th Rescue Wing depart F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in preparation of Hurricane Sandy in West Hampton Beach, New York, October 26, 2012. The aircraft are repositioned out of the storm track and are prepare to return for...more

Aircraft from the 106th Rescue Wing depart F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in preparation of Hurricane Sandy in West Hampton Beach, New York, October 26, 2012. The aircraft are repositioned out of the storm track and are prepare to return for recovery response operations. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/TSgt Eric Miller/Handout
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Tim and Jo Ann Griffith struggle to hold on to their umbrella as they walk the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park during Hurricane Sandy in South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Tim and Jo Ann Griffith struggle to hold on to their umbrella as they walk the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park during Hurricane Sandy in South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Tim and Jo Ann Griffith struggle to hold on to their umbrella as they walk the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park during Hurricane Sandy in South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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People walk on the beach before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People walk on the beach before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People walk on the beach before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. The beach is officially closed for the winter as lifeguards are no longer on duty but is still visited all year round. Tropical cyclone Sandy revved back up to hurricane strength on Saturday as it churned toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades. The late-season storm has been dubbed "Frankenstorm" by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm and is forecast to reach the U.S. coast close to Halloween. REUTERS/Chip East

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. The beach is officially closed for the winter as lifeguards are no longer on duty but is still visited all year round....more

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. The beach is officially closed for the winter as lifeguards are no longer on duty but is still visited all year round. Tropical cyclone Sandy revved back up to hurricane strength on Saturday as it churned toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades. The late-season storm has been dubbed "Frankenstorm" by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm and is forecast to reach the U.S. coast close to Halloween. REUTERS/Chip East
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A fisherman casts his line before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A fisherman casts his line before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A fisherman casts his line before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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People walk on the boardwalk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People walk on the boardwalk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People walk on the boardwalk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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The cloud tops of Hurricane Sandy lit by a nearly full moon is pictured in this handout satellite image captured October 26, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout

The cloud tops of Hurricane Sandy lit by a nearly full moon is pictured in this handout satellite image captured October 26, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout

The cloud tops of Hurricane Sandy lit by a nearly full moon is pictured in this handout satellite image captured October 26, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout
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People enjoy the day on the board walk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People enjoy the day on the board walk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

People enjoy the day on the board walk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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The sun rises behind the clouds before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

The sun rises behind the clouds before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

The sun rises behind the clouds before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind while sand is piled up in a berm before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind while sand is piled up in a berm before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind while sand is piled up in a berm before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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Hurricane Sandy is seen moving up towards the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken on October 27, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA/NASA/GOES/Handout

Hurricane Sandy is seen moving up towards the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken on October 27, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA/NASA/GOES/Handout

Hurricane Sandy is seen moving up towards the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken on October 27, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA/NASA/GOES/Handout
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With rain moving in from the effects of Hurricane Sandy off the coast, Roy Lowman checks his fishing gear while camping at Myrtle Beach State Park, South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

With rain moving in from the effects of Hurricane Sandy off the coast, Roy Lowman checks his fishing gear while camping at Myrtle Beach State Park, South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

With rain moving in from the effects of Hurricane Sandy off the coast, Roy Lowman checks his fishing gear while camping at Myrtle Beach State Park, South Carolina, October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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