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~*`A STATE BY STATE NEWS COVERAGE OF HURRICANE SANDY`*~


By Courtesy Of Microsoft News I Bring This To You As A Prayer Request For All Who Are In Harms Way Of Impending Danger Of Hurricane Sandy.. In Lieu of Posting Poems At This Critical Time Of People's Lives Being Threatened. May God Bless Each and Everyone With Faith And Hope Calming All Fears In Their Hearts! God's Blessings to all! Janie/mjfb1954 A state-by-state look at the East Coast superstorm  IMAGE: 
Viewers react as waves crash against a seawall near homes in Scituate, Mass. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.   AP Photo: Elise Amendola. IMAGE: Viewers react as waves crash against a seawall near homes in Scituate, Mass. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. 1 hr ago From the Carolinas to Maine, the Sandy superstorm will affect 50 million people.   Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. Here's a snapshot of what is happening or expected, state by state. CAROLINAS The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 15 members of a crew forced to abandon a tall ship off the North Carolina coast, but the captain is still missing. The HMS Bounty was originally built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Marlon Brando and has been featured in other films, including one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies. CONNECTICUT The University of Connecticut is closing Tuesday, joining a hundreds of other schools and school systems across the state. The closure includes UConn's law school and the UConn Health Center, though the John Dempsey Hospital will remain open during the storm. Power outages: 117,400. DELAWARE Dover Air Force Base has relocated some aircraft in anticipation of the storm, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested that the base be used as a staging area for support and supplies. Some residents of low-lying areas of the base have been ordered to evacuate. Power outages: 1,800. ILLINOIS The powerful storm is expected to extend as far as Chicago, where the National Weather Service already has issued high wind warnings and a lakeshore flood warning for Tuesday and Wednesday. Water may pile up on the south shore of Lake Michigan said Louis Uccellini,director of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. KENTUCKY Sandy is expected to bring snow to far southeastern Kentucky. A winter storm warning is in effect in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties through Wednesday morning. Forecasters say snow could accumulate from 4 to 10 inches in high elevations and 1 to 3 inches in lower elevations. MAINE   Virtually all Maine public schools opened Monday but some were closing early before the heaviest rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy. State officials say the biggest concern is wind, which is expected to cause widespread power outages. The state's utilities say they have crews poised to deal with expected power outages, including some from Canada. Power outages: 26,000. MARYLAND Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says vehicular travel is banned on city roads beginning at 6 p.m. Monday. The restrictions to do not apply to uniformed personnel, hospital employees or other medical providers. Gov. Martin O'Malley earlier Monday closed the Bay Bridge. MASSACHUSETTS Voluntary evacuation recommendations have been issued in Scituate, Lynn, New Bedford and Plum Island. The recommendations are for just certain sections of the communities that could be affected by flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy. A Red Cross spokeswoman said just a few people stayed at its shelters Sunday night, but she expects more people Monday night and into Tuesday. Power outages: 222,000. MICHIGAN Michigan utilities say high winds could cause power outages in the state and they're keeping an eye on the weatherto respond to power problems . DTE Energy Co. said gusts of 50 mph Monday evening and Tuesday could affect some it its 2.1 million customers. NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. John Lynch has urged all drivers to be off the roads by 3 p.m. as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Lynch declared a state of emergency and directed that non-essential state workers be released from work Monday afternoon. He urged employers to consider releasing workers early. The governor has put 100 New Hampshire Guard soldiers on active duty. Power outages: 99,000. NEW JERSEY All roads into and out of Ocean City are closed due to flooding that has cut off the popular Jersey shore resort community. Hurricane Sandy already had flooded most of Atlantic City, sweeping away an old section of the city's famed boardwalk. Power outages: 434,000. NEW YORK New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city's public schools will remain closed on Tuesday after being shut down Monday. Earlier, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and Holland Tunnel would close at 2 p.m. Monday. Airports in the metropolitan New York City area are open, but air carriers are not operating. Power outages: 451,967. OHIO Residents of low-lying areas and along Lake Erie were told to watch for flooding ; utilities are anticipating high winds that could blow down trees and poles. Snow is forecast in some areas. PENNSYLVANIA Officials from the state transit agency and the Pennsylvania Turnpike have instituted speed restrictions over concerns about high winds and ordered certain vehicles, including empty trucks and motorcycles, off some highways. The National Weather Service says southeastern Pennsylvania could get winds reaching 75 mph and rainfall up to 10 inches. Power outages: 74,000. RHODE ISLAND Officials are concerned about wind driving water north up Narragansett Bay, which could create flooding in low-lying areas of the upper bay, including Providence, Warwick and Cranston. About 2,600 National Grid customers were without power, mostly in Barrington and other parts of Bristol County. Power outages: 80,000. TENNESSEE Snow is expected in higher elevations, where a freeze warning has been issued. High winds are expected in many areas. VERMONT Gov. Peter Shumlin declared a state of emergency to provide access to National Guard troops in a state still recovering from the devastating effects of the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Culverts and storm drainage basins in some spots have been cleared of debris. Power outages: 13,170. VIRGINIA A curfew is in place on Virginia's swamped Chincoteague Island. Officials say the entire 37-square-mile islandis underwater, and there is no way off the island because a causeway to the mainland has been closed. The 3,500 islanders who decided to tough out Hurricane Sandy have been told to keep off the streets. Power outages: 9,500. WASHINGTON, D.C. Taxis that originate in Washington are authorized to add an emergency flat rate of $15 per trip because of Hurricane Sandy, starting Monday. The price is supposed to expire at noon Tuesday, but can be extended if considered necessary. The capital area's transit system shut down rail service for the first time since 2003. Power outages: 2,300. WEST VIRGINIA Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency Monday for West Virginia, where Sandy is expected to bring high winds and heavy rains and leave behind flooded towns and as much as 3 feet of snow on the state's highest ridge tops. Eastern parts of the state can expect to get up to 6 inches of rain. Fourteen counties are under blizzard warnings. WISCONSIN: With waves expected to reach as high as 33 feet Tuesday on Lake Michigan, the Port of Milwaukee is taking steps to protect its docks and boats. The superstorm bearing down on the East Coast Is expected to create dangerous conditions on the Great Lakes. The National Weather Service issued gale and storm warnings for the lakes through Wednesday. US A state-by-state look at the East Coast storm Tips to stay connected during the superstorm Thousands of flights canceled as superstorm hits Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing… Police: Pastor of Fort Worth-area church killed Sandy comes ashore with flooding, power… Heavy snow hits Appalachia, snow plows out Superstorm to shut at least 2 New Jersey nuclear reactors Update: Wall Street to remain closed Tuesday Superstorm unlikely to damage US economy,… NYC Marathon not expected to be affected by storm Boy faces murder charge in neo-Nazi dad's death VIDEO: Superstorm effectively shuts down East… 'Who Dat?' trademark lawsuit settled Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard recounts sex abuse No high court action for now on voting rights law Maui beaches closed after shark attack South Carolina governor seeks to calm taxpayers… Missing Oregon teens found safe Another state reports meningitis case, total up to 19 Murder charges filed against man in Calif. shooting US consumer spending rises, but saving slows Father of slain Pa. baby urges faith in humanity Obama on storm: If they say evacuate, do it now Report: Sands, feds in talks to settle probe Former suspect in case of missing NY boy Etan… Coast Guard rescues some of crew stranded by Sandy Will Supreme Court turn up its nose at… Vietnamese Americans try to save elders' untold… Trial in 1977 killing asks: Were suspects framed? SC skydiver killed after hard landing No winner to replace Armstrong for 1999-2005… Are you prepared for the storm? Tips to get you… Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group Sniper rifle, guns found in Calif. student's car FDA: Pharmacy tied to outbreak knew of bacteria Senators demand White House declassify Libya… Streetcar revival taps history in New Orleans NY drug raid nets 640 marijuana lollipops, cash More News HMS Bounty captain still missing Superstorm: State-by-state look at preparation & damage Take a look back at the week in photos High court weighs new look at voting rights law Natina Reed, singer and star of 'Bring It On', dead at 32 SpaceX Dragon splashes down in the Pacific © 2012 Microsoft Corrections & Clarifications






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