Hurricane Sandy, on track to disrupt the lives of as many as 60 million people along the U.S. East Coast, forced officials to halt train service in New York and Washington, airlines to cancel flights, Broadway to go dark and polling places to close.
“The time for preparing and talking is about over now,” said Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Whether Sandy hits as a hurricane or just a large storm, “it is going to produce very high, potentially life-threatening, storm surge.”
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