Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 hurricane carrying 80-mile-per-hour winds on the East Coast, affecting a region of about 50 million people. States that are in the path of the hurricane are Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina.
Millions of people are without power, schools have been closed, subways have been shut down and workers have been told to stay at home with their loved ones.
According to authorities, at least 16 deaths have been confirmed or are being investigated as related to the storm. Over 8 million people are without power from Sandy and officials say the power in Manhattan could be out for days.
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Extreme weather patterns seem more and more ‘normal’. We have either too much rain or no rain at all. Please harvest rainwater and store it in water tanks for those drought periods again.