Your guide for the latest on Hurricane Sandy

Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 3:52 p.m. CDT; updated 1:05 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 29, 2012

COLUMBIA — As Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast, tens of thousands of residents are being ordered to evacuate from coastal areas.

The Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of part of lower Manhattan and other low-lying neighborhoods. He also announced that the city's subways, buses and trains would stop running Sunday night because of the danger of flooding, and its 1.1 million-student school system would be closed Monday.

Thousands of other people along the coast in Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut and other threatened areas were also ordered to evacuate because of danger of as much as a foot of rain, winds of 80 mph or higher and a potentially deadly wall of water 4 to 11 feet high.

As the storm develops and makes landfall, here are a handful of places online to learn more about the hurricane and track its progress across the Northeast.

The Weather Channel is covering the storm extensively:

The National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center has extensive information and forecasts regarding Hurricane Sandy and its impact.

Several news outlets are providing live updates online about the storm:

On Sunday morning, The Wall Street Journal weather blogger Eric Holthaus compared and contrasted Hurricane Sandy to last year's Hurricane Irene.

Explore the areas that will be affected when the storm makes landfall with Google's Hurricane Sandy crisis map.

The Associate Press contributed to this report.

Supervising editor is Zach Murdock.

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