SANDY LASHES MAINLAND
Severe weather has devastated the Mainland. We've learned at least 17 people have died in seven states, and millions are waking up with no power and no mass transit on the East Coast. Electricity went out to more than 6 million homes and businesses from the Carolinas to Ohio and put the presidential campaign on hold one week before Election Day. We'll have team coverage on Sunrise with Dan Cooke and Jennifer Robbins tracking and explaining the superstorm's destructive path across the Mainland, plus live reports from national correspondents in the hardest hit regions.
STRANDED TRAVELERS IN HAWAII
New York City's three major airports remained closed. Overall, more than 13,500 flights have been canceled so far. Hawaiian Airlines and United both canceled direct flights from Hawaii to JFK & Newark due to Sandy. To accommodate stranded passengers, Hawaiian has scheduled an additional round trip to New York City that's scheduled to depart Honolulu this afternoon and plans to resume normal service today, weather permitting. Ramsay Wharton will be live at Honolulu International this morning talking with affected travelers.
RED CROSS SANDY RESPONSE
Volunteers from across the country are heading to the Mainland to help out with disaster relief. We'll talk with our local American Red Cross to find out what they're doing to help and how you can pitch in.
DID YOU FALL FOR A FAKE PHOTO OF SANDY?
We did, and we weren't the only ones. A photo I showed in yesterday's email depicting an ominous cloud over Manhattan was real. It just wasn't from Sandy. Turns out it was taken in 2010. It's the latest social media trend, incredible pictures that bend or distort the truth. However, a picture is worth a thousand words so we'll sort through some of the best authentic Sandy-related photos this morning on Sunrise. Truthfully, they're far more disturbing than the "fakes."
CRITICAL CRASH ON H-3
We're also following other news for you on Sunrise, including the closure of the H3 for several hours overnight due to a critical motorcycle crash in Halawa. A rider hit a truck and a guardrail.
CAMPAIGN 2012: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 RACE
And with exactly one week to go before the election, we'll sit down with U.S. House District 1 candidate Charles Djou. He'll join us live on Sunrise at 6:30.
See you on Sunrise!
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