Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from North Carolina to Connecticut because of the threat of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to landfall on Monday night.
Hurricane Sandy has already cause power outages in Virgina (CNN) and is expected to cause more damage on Monday.
Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 hurricane, but has a unique characteristic that most other hurricanes don't have, its winds extend 175 miles from the eye. Its speculated that the radius of the winds will create more damage than a typical Category 1 hurricane (CNN).
Public transportation has been shut down in many of the East Coast states such as New York, parts of Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. School has also been cancelled for two million public school students and many universities have shut down their campuses. (ABC).