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Key effects possible as Hurricane Sandy heads toward Eastern Canada

Time lapse footage from space shows the size and power of Hurricane Sandy.

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Here are the latest news highlights about the current and expected impact of Sandy:

* High winds, severe rains and major waves in coastal areas and Great Lakes expected in southern Ontario, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

* Red Cross urges people in the storm's path to have supplies ready in case hydro power is out for up to 72 hours.

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* Flights from many Canadian cities to the northeastern U.S. and some affected areas in Canada have been cancelled.

* Winds could hit highs of 150 km/h in some areas.

* Waves on the Great Lakes could be five to seven metres high.

* A flood warning has been issued for the Quebec City area, the north shore of the St. Lawrence River and Gaspe.

* Rainfall could range from 20-30 mm in Ontario to up to 50 mm in the Maritimes where other weather systems are also at play.

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