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Hurricane Sandy Buffalo-Area School and Business Closings

Preparing for the worst from Hurricane Sandy, many schools and businesses are closed for Tuesday (October 30).

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Hurricane Sandy Could Make This the Year Without a Halloween — But Not at the Galleria of Treats

Thankfully, Western New York won't feel the full effects of Hurricane Sandy, but with wind gusts of at least 30 mph, there's a pretty good chance a lot of Halloween activities around Western New York may be postponed until the storm passes. Officials are most concerned about loss of power and possible flooding. The worst stuff arrives tonight (October 29), but according to the Weather Channel hourly forecast, the wind will die down considerably by tomorrow evening.

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Photos of Hurricane Sandy Flood Social Media Sites

Photos of Hurricane Sandy flooded social media sites throughout the day Monday, with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users in the storm's path posting dramatic photos of waves, flooding and downed trees. (Some are fake, by the way.)

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Should We Cancel Halloween Because of Hurricane Sandy? [POLL]

As Sandy begins her move toward Western New York, many activities will be affected.

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As Hurricane Sandy Moves In, Emergency Supplies Run Out

In the Northeast, people are swarming to beg, borrow, steal and even purchase last-minute emergency supplies to prepare for the worst of Hurricane Sandy. However, many stores are running out of those items, leaving people to return home empty-handed.

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How to Prepare For Possible Effects of Hurricane Sandy

Having listened to Channel 7's meteorologist Mike Randall, there is a pretty good chance that high wind and rain could cause downed power lines and outages in Western New York. Here are five steps to take prior to the approaching storm.

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See Eerie Photos of New York City’s Abandoned Subway Stations

In case you missed it -- there's a storm a-brewin'! Hurricane Sandy is lurching her way up the coast, heading for us all. Yesterday, the MTA announced it was shutting down trains in NYC at 7 pm and buses at 9pm. Here are some pictures from their official Flickr page taunting us with how delightfully empty all the stations are right now.

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Pop Stars React to Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is barreling up the East Coast, and it's slated to be one of the worst storms in history. Extreme flooding and wind gusts of 60-90 miles per hour are expected, and combined with the full moon, high tides will be higher than ever. Widespread flooding and power outages are likely, and celebs are taking note.

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Watch Hurricane Sandy Whip Up Lake Ontario in Olcott, N.Y. [LIVE]

Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the East Coast this afternoon (October 29), bringing heaving winds and rain to Buffalo tonight. Obviously staying safe in the storm should be your first priority, but if you're a little curious to see what Sandy's doing to Western New York, we've found a way for you to do so from home.

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A Public Service Announcement Regarding ‘Frankenstorm’

As you probably know, over 60 million Americans are currently awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, aka "Frankenstorm." The mix of a powerful hurricane and a wintry storm has caused Sandy to be dubbed "Frankenstorm" by the media. But as you're Tweeting and Facebook-ing and meme-ing about "Frankenstorm," we ask that you heed our public service announcement.

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Hurricane Sandy May Postpone Trick-or-Treating in Buffalo

Mayor Byron Brown has announced that he may postpone trick-or-treating on Wednesday (October 31) in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy's potentially high winds, damage and/or flooding that could put children and parents in danger.

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Meteorologist Mike Randall Describes Hurricane Sandy’s Approach to Buffalo [AUDIO]

When there is big weather news, we are lucky to have the team from Channel 7 on our side. Mike Randall joined us to share his insight about what we can expect here in Western New York from Hurricane Sandy.

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