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.

Like The Burton Wire on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @TheBurtonWire

Previous articleEthiopian Muslims and Christians Call for Unity Following Violence
Next articleHurricane Sandy Brings Death and Destruction to U.S. is the premiere online destination for people who think for themselves. This blog offers news from the African Diaspora, culture that is produced by often overlooked populations and opinion that is informed and based on fact. Tired of the onslaught of websites and talking heads that regurgitate what people want to hear, is a publication that elevates news and perspectives that people need to hear. is for individual thinkers who understand that they are part of a larger collective. What is this collective? Free thinking people that care about the world, who will not be categorized or boxed in by society or culture and are interested in issues and topics that defy stereotypes and conventional wisdom.