Hurricane Sandy spun away from the Bahamas late Friday after causing 43 deaths across the Caribbean, churning northward toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens to join with winter weather fronts to create a super storm.
Two weekend rallies in Virginia's close presidential race have been canceled and others will likely fall victim to Hurricane Sandy, the mega-storm predicted to cause extensive damage in this electoral battleground a week before Election Day.
With thoughts of rising water at the forefront of many minds, checking basement sump pumps may help prepare homeowners to deal with flooded homes.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in Maryland to support same-sex marriage, ended up discussing preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
Mid-Atlantic electric utilities, facing the threat of a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy, reached across North America on Friday to secure extra help in restoring power that they said could be out for more than a week because of prolonged high winds and torrential rain.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency Friday in preparation for an anticipated super-storm that officials said will begin to be felt in much of the state on Saturday.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray
Dennis Feltgen, National Hurricane Center
Mayor Vincent Gray has declared a state of emergency in Washington in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The U.S. military will be moving ships from the Norfolk Naval Station region in Virginia out to sea to get out of the path of Hurricane Sandy.
For the first time, Anne Arundel County residents will have access to a live cable television channel that will provide information about response to Hurricane Sandy.
Baltimore is providing free sand and sandbags for businesses and residents in flood-prone areas.
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney's meticulously arranged travel schedules could be upended in the last full week before Election Day by a super storm barreling toward some battleground states.
A storm of heavy rain and wind may knock out electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in the D.C. region.
David Biello, energy and environment editor, Scientific American
Hurricane Sandy's arrival to the Washington-area is expected to be accompanied by high winds that could cause damage to homes.
The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces in Norfolk is ordering ships in Virginia's Hampton Roads area out to sea ahead of Hurricane Sandy's expected path along the coast.
The D.C. transit system is urging travelers to sign up for email and text alerts to keep tabs on changes to bus and train schedules because of the approaching storm.
Officials are closing Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park before Hurricane Sandy hits.
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