This October 25, 2012 NOAA/GOES satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy, which plowed across Cuba early Thursday as a “strong” category two storm after battering Jamaica, where it downed power lines and forced hundreds of people to seek emergency shelter. US weather expert are forecasting that Sandy will probably grow into a major storm as it nears the US Northeast coast early next week with wind and rain that may cause millions in damage anywhere from Washington to Boston, including New York City. = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / NASA/GOES Project” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =