Weather warnings across the globe

Major cities across the world are expected to experience strong winds and flooding on Sunday.

In Haiti 370, 000 people are still living in emergency shelters after a catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

JOHANNESBURG - The New York subway, bus and train services will be suspended from Sunday evening in preparation for hurricane Sandy.

Forecasters said Sandy, which could be the biggest storm to hit the American mainland, is expected to hit the east coast.

Other major cities that are expected to experience strong winds and flooding brought on by the hurricane include Washington, Baltimore and Boston.

"Now it is time to take action," said New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

"In a situation like this you don't want to be overly panicked but you want to be prepared and you want to do what is necessary."

Meanwhile, the storm related death toll in the Caribbean has risen to 65.

51 of the deaths were reported in Haiti where 370, 000 people are still living in emergency shelters after a catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

Haiti is especially vulnerable due to its flood prone hillsides.

In Hawaii, there was relief on Sunday afternoon, following the downgrading of a Tsunami warning.

The warning was triggered by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in western Canada on Sunday morning has been reduced to an advisory and evacuation alerts have been lifted.

More than 80,000 people were rushed inland amid fears of strong waves that have been less forceful than initially expected.

"This is not an exact science," said Mayor Peter Carlisle.

"People are asking, 'so what can you tell us?' The answer is, the best information we have to make an approximation in terms of time.

"It's not something that we can sit there and say in 37 minutes we'll be able to tell you a-b-c and d."