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Hurricane Sandy Has Already Killed Close To 60 In Atlantic

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Hurricane Sandy which is currently raging in the Atlantic has killed at least 58 people according to the Associated Press.

Previously it was reported that 43 had died as a result of the hurricane.

Sandy is currently moving at a speed of 17 kilometers an hour to the north-east, with winds gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy

It is expected, that on Monday, the hurricane will reach the U.S. capital region.

Forecasters fear that the situation will grow much worse when the hurricane meets a cold front approaching the U.S. from Canada.

Experts do not rule out that a super-hurricane may form as a result of the collision.

Hurricane Sandy affects US presidential campaign

The campaign headquarters of Democratic President Candidate Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney have revised their nationwide travel plans and their meeting with American voters in order not to distract them from preparing for the approaching hurricane.

According to the US Weather Service Hurricane Sandy will make landfall near the states of New York and New Jersey.

Forecasters fear that the situation will grow much worse when the hurricane meets a cold front approaching the U.S. from Canada.

Experts do not rule out that a super-hurricane may form as a result of the collision.

Hurricane Sandy has already caused serious and widespread damage to the countries in the Caribbean basin and has taken the lives of more than 40 people.

Caribbean hurricane still presents a threat

The hurricane “Sandy,” which has killed 44 people and caused serious damages in several countries of the Caribbean Sea region, has weakened to a tropical storm, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reports.

However, the center says that the storm may still present a serious threat before the beginning of the next week.

At present, the storm is moving to the US’s eastern coast.

On Friday, a storm warning was announced in Florida. In the constituencies of Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward, schools are closed. The authorities are planning to evacuate people if necessary.

Hurricane Sandy slogs toward US East Coast, 41 killed in Caribbean

Hurricane Sandy pulled away from the Bahamas on Saturday after killing at least 41 people in the Caribbean, beginning a slow march toward the US East Coast where it threatens to hit as one of the worst storms in decades.

The late-season storm has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm. Forecast models show it will have all of the ingredients to morph into a massive and potentially catastrophic “super storm.”

Governors in states along the US East Coast declared states of emergency on Friday, and officials urged residents to stock up on food, water and batteries in the event the storm develops as forecast.

The US Navy ordered all ships in the Norfolk, Virginia, area, including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, out to sea to ride out the approaching storm.

Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane, battered the Bahamas southeast of Florida on Friday after causing at least 41 deaths across the Caribbean. The storm was expected to crawl northward on Saturday and Sunday and then turn inland toward the U.S. coast.



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