Hurricane coming, island residents warned; U.S. could be next
Tropical Storm Sandy is expected to be a hurricane by Wednesday morning.
October 23rd, 2012
01:55 PM ET

Hurricane coming, island residents warned; U.S. could be next

Millions of people in the Caribbean are being warned to get ready for a hurricane that's expected to strike tomorrow, bringing destructive waves and life-threatening mudslides.

Tropical Storm Sandy will be a hurricane by morning, and Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba are in its projected path, the National Hurricane Center says.

Some areas could see 20 inches of rain in the coming days.

The United States might be in for a battering as well.

As Sandy pushes its way northeast, it could brush by Florida on Friday, says CNN Meteorologist Dave Hennen.  Some forecasts say it could go on to slam the Northeast on Halloween, but other forecast models say Sandy could miss the United States entirely.

Jamaica is under a hurricane warning.  Cuba issued a hurricane watch in several areas, and much of the Bahamas is under a tropical storm watch.

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  1. Emily Rodriguez Consula

    This looks dangerous. It's late in the season for a tropical storm. Hope it doesn't get too bad.

    October 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      But it's still hurricane season. So these things are expected until 11/30

      October 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • stroyde

      Get out of there quickly or you will most certainly be completely, thoroughly, utterly destroyed.

      October 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • stacy12

      the weather theses day isnt like it used to be in the past the world is much different

      October 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    Got to protect the ganja mon.

    October 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. n2it

    I hope Snoop Lion makes it out okay, lol.

    October 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I just saw on the news that it's projected path is not going to come near FL; so....what gives?

    October 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Humbug

    Yup, all the entrepreneurs in Florida have been swearing under their breath about no storms to drum up their bogus businesses this year and they have another shot maybe! LOL The media prods everyone to dash out and buy up a bunch of stuff they don't really need every time there's even a hint of a storm out there.

    October 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. freshnewblog

    I keep waiting for Jesus Christ to be behind one of these clouds.

    October 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • quasihedron

      God never did exist. And he isn't coming again, because he was never here in the first place.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nicky

    I wish the national weather service would name a Hurricane after our failing president! Seems fitting! No? Cheerio!

    October 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sparky

    Don t worry shawn hannity assures me this has nothing to do with global warming

    October 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. East Coast

    This storm isn't going to bother the US, false hype

    October 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. opilex

    The world is coming to an end gradually,where hevenly bodies will be shaken.

    October 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dama

    God bless us all,amen.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. OvernOut

    I am like a hurricane/There's calm in my eyes

    October 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rebecca Miller

    This has all the makin's for another 'Perfect Storm'. 2 storms converging into a super storm & then being steered up the eastern coast by a warm/cold front coming from the west....stock up now & batten down your hatches....

    October 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dcpintx

    You are correct – skin color does not matter. At 15 and 17 – these young men knew exactly what they were doing – but they didn't care. It is a sad commentary with values of people have gotten to the point that all they want is what they want – regardless of the cost to society or anyone else. BTW – If you read the Hebrew translation – God said "Thou shalt not murder" (it somehow was translated to kill) – but it also says obey the laws of the land. If found guilty and sentenced to death – they should be executed. Until we start executing people convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of killing people – we will never have an impact on the rise of crime in America. Set free in the future, these boys would likely do this or worse.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • TDM

      Such the wrong blog, buddy.

      October 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca Miller

      Way off topic....

      October 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ah

    Too bad it wasn't in the gulf. Gas prices could rise a couple bucks a gallon.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      You must be a fellow Albertan. Or an Arab.

      October 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
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