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October 29, 2012
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In Baltimore’s Fells Point waterfront neighborhood, some streets near the harbor, normally filled with the cars of residents and visitors, are deserted Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012 as city officials ordered cars to be moved from low-lying areas. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.

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A pedestrian walks through light rain early Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012, in Washington as Hurricane Sandy approaches the east coast. The wind and rain in the Nation’s Capitol is expected to increase though out the day.

Alex Brandon photo

Richard Thomas walks through the flood waters in front of his home after assisting neighbors as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Fenwick Island, Del. Forecasters warned that the New York City region could face the worst of Hurricane Sandy as it bore down on the U.S. East Coast’s largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of financial markets and mass transit, sending coastal residents fleeing and threatening high winds, rain and a wall of water up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) tall. It could endanger up to 50 million people for days.