Federal and other government buildings are closed, the presidential campaigns are suspended, and the East Coast is bracing for an onslaught from what many are calling the storm of the century.
Naturally, the images produced by people in Sandy's path, and those taken from space, are stunning.
Below, and in the slideshow above, are some of the stunning photos of Sandy so far.
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NASA GOES Charred debris is all that is left of the eighty houses burned to the ground in the community of Breezy Point in the borough of Queens on October 31, 2012 in New York City. High winds brought on by Hurricane Sandy two days prior fueled the fire while high water made it difficult for firemen to contain the blaze. UPI /Monika Graff
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