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Hurricane Sandy Arrives on the East Coast

Hurricane Sandy with CTA
The Red Cross spends an average of more than $360 million each year to prepare for and respond to disasters.

A large, late-season tropical storm of immense power, Hurricane Sandy has arrived, bringing hard rains, punishing

winds and the potential for widespread devastation that could affect nearly 60 million people along the East Coast.

With its predicted rainfall and winds, Sandy could trigger flooding, extensive blackouts, high storm surges and snowfall. Sandy is a massive force of nature, but the American Red Cross is ready to meet her head on, providing help and hope to those feeling the wrath of the storm.

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