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Hurricane Sandy [Updates]

Latest Closings, Cancellations & Delays

Governor Paul LePage has declared a state of emergency as the state Maine deals with the effects of Sandy. The statute allowing the declaration states: "In the event of disaster beyond local control, the governor may assume direct operational control over all or any part of the emergency management and public safety functions within the state."

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Long Island Residents Prepare For Direct Hit From Hurricane Irene
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As Hurricane Sandy Moves In, Emergency Supplies Run Out

In the Northeast, people are swarming to beg, borrow, steal and even purchase last-minute emergency supplies to prepare for the worst of Hurricane Sandy. However, many stores are running out of those items, leaving people to return home empty-handed.

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The 10 Most Obvious Tweets From the Hurricane Sandy Twitter

It seems to be tradition that whenever a major hurricane is bearing down on NYC and the rest of the Eastern seaboard, memes and spoof Twitter accounts will invariable pop up. However, the funniest Twitter account for the Frankenstorm, aka Hurricane Sandy is run by Elijah Daniel and will keep you laughing long after the storm moves away from your area.

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See Eerie Photos of New York City’s Abandoned Subway Stations

In case you missed it -- there's a storm a-brewin'! Hurricane Sandy is lurching her way up the coast, heading for us all. Yesterday, the MTA announced it was shutting down trains in NYC at 7 pm and buses at 9pm. Here are some pictures from their official Flickr page taunting us with how delightfully empty all the stations are right now.

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Hurricane Sandy 2012: Country Artists Offer Prayers, Warnings and Jokes as Storm Approaches

With the eye of 2012's Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall in the next 24 hours, residents along the east coast are taking measures to stay safe during, and after, what is being described as the "perfect storm." Country music's reach extends into all 50 states, so it's no surprise that many of the top names took to Twitter to encourage those in Hurricane Sandy's path to be extra cautious. A few even added some much-needed humor to the conversation surrounding Frankenstorm.

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Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City
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Hurricane Sandy Spinning Toward East Coast

Latest Cancellations, Delays & Postponements

Get the latest from the Maine Emergency Management Agency and CMP.

A high wind watch is in effect for Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning for Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Cumberland, York, Kennebec, Androscoggin, southern Oxford, southern Franklin, and southern Somerset counties. Wind gusts over 55 miles per hour are possible.

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[UPDATE- Weather Watches Issued] Latest Updates and Some Helpful Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm—a nickname for the potential combination of current Category 1 Hurricane Sandy and other storm systems in the North Atlantic and over the continental United States—is almost here, and for much of the East Coast, that means it’s time to get ready for lots and lots of rain, wind and general meteorological mayhem.

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Hurricane Sandy effects Florida
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Expect Plenty of Rain & Some Wind – The Latest On Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has passed through Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and has left at least 21 dead. The hurricane is sitting east of the Florida coast and is set to impact the eastern seaboard of the United States early next week.

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