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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:37 AM

Millions Brace For Hurricane Sandy's Wrath [View all]

Updated October 28, 2012, 1:06 AM ET

(CBS News) Hurricane Sandy is churning its way up the East Coast this evening heading for landfall in the mid-Atlantic region early next week and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west.

Here's the latest: Sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the Caribbean, and states of emergency have now been declared in nine states and the District of Columbia.

As reported by The Associated Press, Sandy is at winds of 75 mph, approximately about 305 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. CBS News hurricane consultant David Bernard from station WFOR had earlier reported that based on the track, the best chance for significant winds -- meaning 58 mph or greater -- are going to be in the area from the Delmarva, along the Jersey Shore, and right into the New York City metropolitan area. When mentioning significant winds, it means they that have a good chance of causing power outages and a lot of downed trees.

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