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  10/29/2012, Cheshvan 13, 5773

Thousands Evacuated as U.S. Prepares for Sandy


New York authorities ordered the evacuation of 375,000 people from low-lying coastal areas as the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy forced the entire eastern seaboard into lockdown mode, AFP reported.

More than 7,400 flights out of east coast hubs were cancelled and ground transport was due to grind to a halt on Monday as non-essential government staff were told not to show up for work and public schools were shuttered.