Wisconsinites caught in Sandy's path

CREATED Oct 28, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Hurricane Sandy might be hundreds of miles away, but it's throwing a wrench in travel plans from many Wisconsinites.

"This is a dangerous storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says.

Hurricane Sandy has the Gregg family from Whitefish Bay cutting their East Coast vacation short.

"A lot of concern about winds and storm surge," Caren Gregg says.

The family of four was busy visiting colleges in the northeast when they heard about the seriousness of the storm.

"We made the decision to move up our flight, we took the 11:20 a.m. based on the warnings," Gregg says.

This massive weather event dubbed 'Frankenstorm' is already being felt here at General Mitchell Airport. Flights up and down the East Coast have already been scrubbed this afternoon.

"Everyone's on pins and needles hoping today is the day they're going to be able to get out of the city," Grafton attorney Johnathan Woodward says.

Woodward is visiting a friend in New York. He can't catch a flight to Milwaukee, so he's catching a flight to Florida just to get out of the storm's way.

"I got a ticket to Fort Lauderdale," Woodward says.

"My thinking is if I can get out of the northeastern U.S, I should be able to get back to Milwaukee tomorrow."

So far, more than 3,200 flights have been canceled through Monday. That number is expected to rise considerably as the storm inches closer to the East Coast.