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Hurricane Sandy: A Midwest View from Afar

Fatalities have occurred due to the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, and damage to property in the storm's path. Check out the photo gallery and videos to see what our east coast counterparts are dealing with, being in the eye of the storm.

Here in the midwest, we can only see from afar what being in the middle of Hurricane Sandy is like right now. The powerful storm has bought fatalities and destruction. 

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Sandy is affecting air travel throughout the United States. 

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has already issued an airport emergency advisory and warned service will be limited due to severe weather in the east.  

As of Monday, 5,000 flights had already been cancelled nationwide, with an unknown number connected to O'Hare. Thousands more were expected to be grounded before mid-week, according to Huffington Post.

To follow the storm in its path, visit the National Weather Service. 

Monday, the City of Ocean City, NJ was under a mandatory evacuation order and a State of Emergency was declared. Here are the first images from high tide in Ocean City.

All access routes off the island are now closed and will remain so during the next several hours.

Residents in Ocean City on Monday were advised to remain indoors as weather conditions continued to deteriorate.

This story and gallery are developing. Check back for captions and more information.

Carol Kraines October 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Mitt Romney wants to get rid of FEMA completely. He thinks that natural disasters should be handled by the individual states and by private enterprise. As Storm Sandy has sadly shown, neither the states nor private companies are able to cope with such extreme events. R/R and the Republican Party want to cut govt. services to such a degree that we will wind up a third world country. It is the security of knowing that our govt. is there to help in these instances that make us a civilized country. I hate to be political at this time - but in fact - it is necessary to point out that one party does not want the govt. to do much of anything but cut taxes and fight wars. Hurricane Sandy also illustrates the current power of climate change - which the Republicans decry and denounce. This is a good year to vote Democratic.
Procrustes' Foil October 31, 2012 at 09:57 AM
Yet, naysayers still insist that there is no such thing as climate change/global warming. Storms are increasing in number and power. Wildly vacillating temperatures are evident. Floods and snowstorms bedevil parts of the country that historically never experienced them - or there severity. What does it take for people to read and pay attention to scientific evidence?
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