Hurricane Sandy Grows Stronger On East Coast, Obama Declares Emergency
50 million people could be affected.
CBS News is reporting that Hurricane Sandy has gained winds with speeds as high as 75 mph to 85 mph as it approaches the Northeastern United States.
The category 1 storm is moving at 15 mph and is expected to be close to the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night.
Major cities like Washington, Boston and New York City are expecting high winds and flooding. New York City is also bracing for an 11-foot wall of water when the storm passes.
President Obama, who has changed his campaign plans because of the storm, has declared it an emergency saying, "the government would respond big and respond fast" after the storm hits.