Hurricane Sandy is only a few hours away from making landfall along the East coast. This unprecedented weather system is not just intensely powerful โ€” it's also massive; satellite photos show that the so-called Frankenstorm is over 625 miles (1,000 km) wide. So, if you live anywhere along the upper East coast and the inland areas there's a very good chance you'll be affected.

This is why we want to hear from you. We want to know everything about your Sandy experience: how you're preparing, what you plan on doing during the storm, and what you're seeing and experiencing.


Above video: NASA has provided a time-lapse animation of Sandy from an altitude of 22,300 miles (35,800 km) above the Earth. The animation shows the storm on October 28 from 7:15 to 6:26.

The questions in comments below are a starting point for topic threads โ€” but please feel free to start your own. We want to know what the hurricane is doing to your life, whether it be cancelation of work or school, stocking supplies, boarding up the house, relocating โ€” and how you plan to see it through.


And it doesn't matter where you live โ€” if you're in its path we still want to know what's going on. Sandy is expected to carve a path up through Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Quebec where it's still expected to inflict some considerable damage.

Fingers are crossed, of course, that power outages won't effect your ability to keep us updated. This is going to be an interesting test of how modern technologies can withstand the powerful forces of nature.

Inset image via CBC news.