Hurricane Sandy makes landfall; rains, waves hammer East Coast

LATimes.com

Sandy is a huge storm that is impacting millions of people. Here’s the latest information on this dangerous storm causing flooding, wind damage, widespread power outages, and even heavy snow for some.

By Michael Muskal and Tina SusmanOctober 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday evening, arriving ahead of schedule with a punch as powerful as feared.

The storm, with winds and driving rains that have already caused flooding up and down the Eastern Seaboard, made its heralded landfall near Atlantic City, N.J., around 8 p.m. Eastern time. It arrived slightly earlier than forecasters had originally projected because it had picked up speed, moving at about 28 mph.

In many ways landfall was just a small mile-marker on what officials said  Monday would be a relatively long and hazardous road. The cost of the damage was already in the billions of dollars, and the tab was running because the largest waves will come later this evening as the tide becomes high.

More: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-hurricane-sandy-landfall-20121029,0,1417598.story

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