Eastern U.S. braces for dangerous superstorm
Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is about 485 miles southeast of New York City and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
CREATED Oct. 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is about 485 miles (781 kilometers) southeast of New York City and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night.
The National Hurricane Center said Sunday evening that the storm has top sustained winds of 75 mph (121 kph). It is moving to the northeast at 15 mph (24 kph). Hurricane-force winds extend up to 175 miles (284 kilometers) from the storm's center.
Sandy is on track to collide with a wintry storm moving in from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic.
Major metropolitan areas from Washington to Boston are bracing for what is expected to be a superstorm that could menace some 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation.