East Coast prepares for onslaught of storm

Monday, October 29, 2012 | 5:35 p.m. CDT; updated 12:09 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

As the East Coast braces for superstorm Sandy to strike, the Missourian has compiled some resources to better help you understand what's happening. 

Multiple factors are coming together at once to make superstorm Sandy a monster that is predicted to affect 60 million people over 800 square miles.

Some people took to social media to discuss Sandy.

A by-the-numbers look at the expected impact of and human response to superstorm Sandy helps explain its potential.

Pictures of superstorm Sandy have been circulating social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instacane, a collaborative Instagram album that chronicles the storm. Many of these images, however, depict other storms or are altered for effect

A look at what's happening state-by-state along the East Coast.

A team of linemen from Columbia Water and Light is on its way to West Virginia to help restore power. A Missourian reporter talked to the crew before they headed out.

Financial markets will remain closed for a second day because of the storm, the Associated Press reports.

Follow #Sandy on Twitter for the latest about the storm.

Weather forecasts

For Missourian digital subscribers:

A guide to finding information on Sandy, with links to the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center, published on Sunday.

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