Hurricane Sandy is working its way from the Bahamas, where it hit early Friday, to the East Coast. (Weather Channel)

The New York Times and The Washington Post are reporting over 20 deaths in the Caribbean due to Hurricane Sandy. The storm hit early Friday with 80 m.p.h. winds and knocked out power lines and flooded the streets. Weather reports indicate that Sandy should reach the East Coast by Tuesday and bring heavy winds, rain, flooding, and perhaps snow.

According to The New York Times:

“The storm is moving northwest at about 10 m.p.h., but is likely to slow before turning northeast on Saturday, forecasters said.

Where it may hit along the East Coast is unclear, with possibilities ranging from North Carolina to New England, though meteorologists say there is a slight possibility that the storm could also drift harmlessly out to the Atlantic Ocean.

Still, coastal areas of the United States, from Florida to North Carolina, were under a tropical storm watch Friday morning, with portions of North Carolina expected to get as much as eight inches of rain.

If the storm does make landfall in the United States, it could become, to use a technical term from meteorology, a whopper.”

Continue reading more of this story at The New York Times.

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