From Maine down to South Carolina, states throughout the East Coast are preparing for the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. The threatening pre-Halloween weather event has been dubbed "Frankenstorm," and could possibly hit a 700-mile stretch where state and local authorities, along with homeowners and citizens, are hurrying prepare for potentially devastating effects. On Monday, forecasters said they expected high-altitude winds to whip every state east of the Mississippi River.
If you haven't evacuated but are still under threat of the storm and flooding, check out this list of things to do prior to a storm to make your pool, yard and home safer. Then, find out what to do during and after a major weather event or natural disaster, with valuable advice from leading authorities like the American Red Cross.
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Susan Baldwin hugs her dog while installing a wall of sandbags to protect her basement as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a mandatory evacuation on low-lying coastal areas of the city. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean is predicted to bring heavy winds and flood waters to the mid-Atlantic region.
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