#Sandy smacks Caribbean, East Coast braces for impact

From Florida to New England, Americans are getting ready for Hurricane Sandy. The southern extremities of the East Coast are already feeling the wind, as the full power of the storm lashes the Bahamas. Cuba is already reporting 11 deaths.

Reporter Kevin Ozebek from WSVN in Miami posted this eerie picture.

Meanwhile, our neighbors in the Bahamas are already feeling the full force of the storm.

Hurricane #Sandy in Cat Island. #Bahamas @kevinozebek @wsvn #weather twitter.com/thisisrazz/sta…

— Ras’Deniro Thompson(@thisisrazz) October 26, 2012

Bahamian news anchor Shenique Miller is building an impressive list of photos, showing Sandy’s impact on various islands in her country.

Lowe Sound Andros. #Sandy twitter.com/sheniquemiller…

— Shenique Miller (@sheniquemiller) October 25, 2012

Long Island. # Sandy twitter.com/sheniquemiller…

— Shenique Miller (@sheniquemiller) October 25, 2012

North Andros… #Sandy twitter.com/sheniquemiller…

— Shenique Miller (@sheniquemiller) October 25, 2012

In Florida, tweeters are reporting increasing wind speed.

Wind has really intensified in last few minutes here in S. Florida. #Hurricane #Sandy

— Eric (@ERK) October 26, 2012

@jluss Yes, we are starting to feel the wind & rain from Sandy now here in Florida. My Hurricane page: cybraryman.com/hurricane.html

— Jerry Blumengarten (@cybraryman1) October 26, 2012

Farther north, people are scrambling to prepare for a hurricane they weren’t expecting. Boston sports journalist Dan St. Pierre turned to Twitter for suggestions.

Just bought a house last September and just realized I have absolutely NO clue on how to prepare for an epic Hurricane. Any advice?#Sandy

— Dan St.Pierre (@DanStPierre9) October 26, 2012

@danstpierre9 put all things outside in garage if you have well water fill tub w/water (if power goes out) &start bagging ice 4 coolers

— susan gil (@njsusang) October 26, 2012

@danstpierre9 dude I’m starting to get a little worried. I’m a sitting duck in nahant. #startingtofreakout

— Baumer Kid (@bostonsboy87) October 26, 2012

St. Pierre proves the American sense of humor prevails, even during disaster preparation:

@bostonsboy87 More like a grain of sand.

— Dan St.Pierre (@DanStPierre9) October 26, 2012

@bostonsboy87 “Hi this is Josh, Unfortunately, I’m on the hood of my car floating into Boston Hahhbaahh. Please call @arsenaldmc for help.

— Dan St.Pierre (@DanStPierre9) October 26, 2012

@danstpierre9 Pay no attention to @njsusang just make sure you have enough beer and all will be ok !

— Pat G (@njpatg) October 26, 2012

@danstpierre9 rule #1: stop up on beer

— Harrison Hines (@mantle07fan) October 26, 2012

candles batteries CASH gas don’t park under trees or powerlines comfort food & prayers @danstpierre9

— Scruffy McDougal (@scruffmcdougal) October 26, 2012

@danstpierre9 Everytime I see folks on tv ‘prepping’, they are always covering their windows with plywood… good luck.

— Tina Marie (@tmcs28) October 26, 2012

Thanks for all the advice in prepping for #HurricaneSandy. So…Water, Beer, & Batteries? How will I know which one to use first?

— Dan St.Pierre (@DanStPierre9) October 26, 2012

We at Twitchy wish Mr. St. Pierre good luck with his preparations and send our prayers to all those in the path of the storm.

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