Sandy, at 900 Miles Wide, Batters the East Coast

High winds blow sea foam onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., on Oct. 28 as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. Governors from North Carolina to Connecticut declared states of emergency Photograph by Gerry Broome/AP Photo

Hurricane Sandy largely shut down the U.S. East Coast on Monday, hours before its full effects were expected to be felt across hundreds of miles of a densely populated region. Experts said the 900-mile-wide storm could cause $6 billion in damage and leave 10 million people without electricity for days.

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