Hurricane Sandy kills 29 people on its path through the Caribbean and now targets the US east coast. A tropical storm watch for both the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts has been issued. A hazardous weather outlook warning has been issued for Connecticut. Central Florida is also on alert.
The floods in Chad continue to take a severe humanitarian toll. The number of flood-affected people in Chad has risen to 700,000, up from 445,000 in September while aid agencies estimate the loss or damage of 255,720 hectares of cropland, 94,211 houses and 1,015 schools. Some 70,000 people have been displaced by the flooding.