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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.


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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