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The East Coast hunkers down for Hurricane Sandy (PHOTOS)
Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The East Coast is hunkering down against Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to make landfall as early as Sunday night. 

Expected to be one of the worst storms in decades, Sandy has the Atlantic Coast scrambling to board up its homes and businesses, stock up on supplies, and brace itself. Many areas, including New York, are being evacuated in preparation. 

Are you in the storm's path? Let us know how you're preparing in the comments. 

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A surfer walks to the beach as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. The storm, which could affect tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the US, and has already killed 50 people in the Carribean, is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow in parts of Ohio and West Virginia. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City will close its bus, subway and commuter rail service Sunday evening ahead of the storm.

(Mike Stobe - AFP/Getty Images)
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Only a few water bottles remain on the shelves at the Waldbaums grocery store as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York.

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Ed Wicks secures plywood over the windows of a hair salon to protect from the high winds of approaching Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, New Jersey. New Jersey is expected to be hit hard by approaching storm sometime on Monday, bringing heavy winds and floodwaters.

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A sign reads 'Danger Ocean Closed' at the entrance to the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey.

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Rich of Long Beach prepares sand bags as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York.

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Men play football on Compo Beach as the first signs of Hurricane Sandy approach on October 28, 2012 in Westport, Connecticut.

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Construction workers cover air vents that could cause the New York subway system to flood in preperation for Hurricane Sandy on October 28, 2012 in New York, United States. The MTA has announced that at 7:00 PM EST they plan an orderly shutdown and suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service in reponse to the storm.

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Earth movers build protective berms on Compo Beach as the first signs of Hurricane Sandy approach on October 28, 2012 in Westport, Connecticut.

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Men dismantle a mast on their boat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Westport, Connecticut.

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Carpenters Frank Jiacopello (L) and Ron Skinner put plywood over the doors at the Bally's Casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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A sign announcing the closure of the Trump Casino stands in the lobby as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered Atlantic City's 12 casinos to shut down and surrounding states have also declared a state of emergency.

(Mark Wilson - AFP/Getty Images)
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A man walks down the empty boarwalk as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Dave Fletcher of North Cape May, New Jersey loads a ladder onto a truck after boarding up a home in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Cape May, New Jersey.

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Andy Lugo talks on the phone after stocking up on supplies for branches of First Republic Bank in anticipation of disruption from storm elements of Hurricane Sandy in New York City.

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William Rath, Julie Rath, Laura Rath and Weera Rath, on vacation from the Netherlands, walk to the beach as they are buffeted by high winds of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy in Miami Beach, Florida.

(Joe Raedle - AFP/Getty Images)
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