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A summary of our coverage of Hurricane Sandy to date.

Philadelphia braces for Sandy

Sarah Harris

It’s windy and raining hard in Philadelphia. The weather’s gotten more severe as the day goes on.

The city’s school district, municipal offices, and subway system are all closed. 

A few hours ago, last minute grocery shoppers made their way to the ACME Market in South Philadelphia for storm supplies.

Paula Maternia works in the meat department at the grocery store. She’s outside taking a smoke break, and says the last few days, stuff’s been flying off the shelves.

"Water, milk, bread, the staples, then after that they say let’s get all the goodies—the pizzas, the potato chips, the cake, the cookies," she says authoritatively. 

Maternia's been getting ready for the storm too. "I made sure I have kitty litter in the house," she said. 

The National Weather Service reports that Philadelphia is under a flood warning.

Three shelters have been set up in the city.  

PECO, the Philadelphia area electric company, is reporting “scattered outages” around the county. PECO spokesperson Martha Phan told the Philadelphia Inquirer that around 10,000 customers are without power. They expect that number to increase dramatically as the storm strengthens this evening. 

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