Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 29, 2012

First signs of Sandy

First signs of Sandy

Waves crash into a seawall at Hampton Beach, N.H., Monday morning - the first signs of Hurricane Sandy's arrival. Waves and wind are expected to strengthen on the New England coast as the massive storm makes landfall in the mid-Atlantic then moves north. (Photos by Paul Bilodeau / The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.)

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Waves spray people on a seawall at Hampton Beach, N.H., as Hurricane Sandy's outer edges begin to whip the New England coast.

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Some - but not all - homes were boarded in Hampton Beach, N.H., in anticipation of a storm surge and winds forecast to reach 60 mph, because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy hundreds of miles to the south.

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Coastal communities including Salisbury, Mass., created sand barriers on their beaches to protect ocean-facing buildings from Sandy's rising waters.

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There was no need to pay for parking Monday morning in Hampton Beach, N.H., which in better weather is a popular spot to hit the beach.

 

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