A view from Exchange Place shows the skyline of lower Manhattan in darkness after a preventive power outage on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to flooded homes, fallen trees and widespread power outages caused by Sandy, which swamped New York City's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.
Floodwaters enter the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel), which was closed on Oct. 29 ahead of Sandy. New York City shut all three of its airports, its subways, schools, stock exchanges, Broadway theaters and closed several bridges and tunnels.
Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn on Oct. 29.
Customers and staff ride out the storm by candlelight at the Greenwich Village restaurant French Roast in New York in the early hours of Tuesday. New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc. said that it had shut off power to part of Lower Manhattan to protect electrical equipment and to allow for quicker restoration after Sandy passes.
People empty a flooded basement on West 23rd Street in New York's Chelsea neighborhood during a blackout believed to be caused by rising river waters as Sandy made its approach on Monday.
Paramedics evacuate patients from New York University Tisch Hospital due to a power outage as Sandy makes its approach on Monday.
Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York University's Tisch Hospital on Monday.
Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy the Monday evening in New York City. More than 200 patients were evacuated from the hospital after backup generators failed due to flooding following a power outage.
Power is out Monday night in Manhattan.
Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29 , in Manhattan.
Fire and rescue personnel lead a boat of ConEd power workers through flood waters after their power station was flooded Monday night.
Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
A deluge of water floods the Battery Tunnel in Manhattan as superstorm Sandy moves across the NYC area Monday night.
A street is flooded in the Financial District of Manhattan by Hurricane Sandy Monday night.
A surveillance camera captures flooding in a PATH station in Hoboken, N.J., shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
Residents carry sandbags to slow the flooding of their building as the East River overflows into the Dumbo section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, as Sandy moves through the area, on Monday night.
Rising water, caused by Sandy, rushes into a subterranean parking garage, Monday, in the Financial District of New York City.
The corner of 34th and 1st Street in Manhattan is flooded during rains from superstorm Sandy on Monday.
A truck passes a flooded gas station in Brooklyn, N.Y. as Sandy soaks the area on Monday, Oct. 29.
Flood waters surround a car in Hoboken, N.J on Monday night. Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain near Atlantic City, N.J. after forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the presidential campaign.
Firefighters look up at the facade of a four-story building on 14th Street and 8th Avenue that collapsed onto the sidewalk Monday, Oct. 29, in New York City. Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet tall.
A man watches a movie on his phone at a Red Cross shelter in Hampton Bays, New York on October 29. Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years.
People look out on a flooded pier as the effects of Hurricane Sandy are felt in Rockaway Beach, New York, on Monday October 29. Nearly 130,000 households were without power late 29 October in areas near Washington and New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy, regional authorities and power company officials said. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there were an estimated 47,000 households without power in and around the city, while in the Washington and Baltimore, Maryland, areas, power companies reported about 80,000 households blacked out.
The inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday. Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water.
HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., on Monday. The Coast Guard rescued 14 of the 16 crew members by helicopter. Hours later, rescuers found one of the missing crew members, but she was unresponsive. They are still searching for the captain.
Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, Monday, in New York.
A shopper stands between empty frozen food containers and half-empty shelves in the refridgerated section of a grocery store that was depleted ahead of Hurricane Sandy, in Alexandria, Va., on Monday.
People look up at a crane that hangs precariously from the side of 157 W. 57th Street after wind damaged it before the expected landfall of Hurricane Sandy in New York City on Monday, October 29. US President Barack Obama urged residents to follow warnings from local officials as hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast.
The remains of scaffolding from above a Starbucks lies on the ground in lower Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29 in New York City. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.
John Edgecombe II, who is homeless, takes refuge from the rain and wind at a bus stop on Ward Circle on October 29 in Washington.
Snow plows move through the mountains of West Virginia on Monday in Randolph County, West Virginia. Sandy was set to collide with a wintry storm from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic. The combination superstorm could menace some 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
Hurricane Sandy causes street flooding as it comes ashore in Dewey Beach, Delaware on Monday.
Cape May resident Nancy Duvall gives up in a pouring rain after trying unsuccessfully to take her dog for a walk, Monday in Cape May, N.J.
Federal workers stack sandbags outside the Internal Revenue Service building as the leading edge of Hurricane Sandy moves across the nation's capital on October 29 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall later this evening in southern New Jersey.
People brave high winds and blowing sand as they watch the rising surf at Coney Island Beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York as Hurricane Sandy arrives on Monday, Oct. 29. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
A police officer questions two surfers as they climb under a fence after surfing in Coney Island in New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy began battering the U.S. East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and sent thousands scrambling for higher ground hours before the worst was due to strike.
Ariel Redmond protects herself from a strong wind gust in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Waves crash over homes along the shoreline in Milford, Connecticut on Mohday. The monster storm bearing down on the U.S. east coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground.
Damaged cars sit under a fallen tree from high winds in the Queens borough of New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy began battering the U.S. East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and sent thousands scrambling for higher ground hours before the worst was due to strike.
Residents take a dip in the big surf in Ocean City, Maryland, as Hurricane Sandy intensifies on Monday. About 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to Canada were in the path of the nearly 1,000-mile-wide storm, which forecasters said could be the largest to hit the mainland in U.S. history.
Madison Maher, left, runs out into the rain and wind while her mother, Susan Sorenson, takes a picture of the rough surf in Sea Bright, N.J. on Monday. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
Water from the Hudson River spills over a wall, flooding the street in front of the train station in Hoboken, New Jersey on Monday.
A spectator watches and tries to photograph the surf hitting the sea wall as Hurricane Sandy approaches, in Lynn, Mass. on Monday.
Paula and Simon Buck walk along a flooded street while evacuating their apartment as the early effects of Hurricane Sandy are felt in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York on Monday.
A woman walks past a boarded up Saks Fifth Avenue on Monday, as New Yorkers prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
Baltimore-bound stranded travelers Nene Coleman and Shan Dora relax in the atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday. Coleman said the airline may not be able to get them home until Nov. 1.
President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Monday. Obama cancelled his appearance at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida and returned early to Washington, DC to monitor response to Hurricane Sandy.
People make their way up a flooded Guy Lomardo Avenue as high tide and winds from Hurricane Sandy combine to flood the area on Monday in Freeport, New York.
A Dare County utility worker checks on conditions along a flooded Ride Lane in Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Monday.
A woman watches the waves along the beach at 122nd street in the Queens borough of New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market closed.
A truck drives through water pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, N.Y., Monday morning.
A woman walks her dog by sandbags in Battery Park in lower Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach toward New York City on Monday.
Norfolk resident Jack Devnew checks on his boat at a marina near downtown Norfolk, Va., Monday.
Water floods a street in Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy heads north off the coast. Gov. Chris Christie's emergency declaration shut down the city's casinos and at least 30,000 residents were ordered to evacuate.
Standing on the beach, Chrissy Ehrhart and her daughter, Marly Brooks, 9, of Berlin, Md., watch the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has yet to arrive in the region.
New York City police officers go door to door in a housing project to take note of which residents are ignoring the mandatory evacuation order as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 28, in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
The back entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is surrounded by sand bags in New York on Oct. 28 ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival. The NYSE said Sunday it will close trading floor operations, but will trade electronically.
A man runs for the last Metro North Train as the last people are cleared out of Grand Central Station in New York, Oct. 28. On Sunday evening, the MTA started an orderly shutdown of commuter rail and subway service in preparation of Hurricane Sandy.
As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast, waves are seen pummeling the decking, squirting between the boards and spraying kids' bikes at the front door of an apartment on Edgewater Avenue in Ocean City, Md., on Sunday.
Sand blows on the beach ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival on Oct. 28, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Michael Bolick works on the roof of a friend's home in Sunset Park, N.C., on Oct. 28.
A man is helped off a bus while arriving at Seward Park High School, which is doubling as an evacuation center for Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 28, in New York City.
A house on Atlantic Avenue bears a message reflecting the owner's sentiments about the previous hurricane and the approaching Hurricane Sandy in Margate, N.J., Oct. 28.
Jon Cronin and his son, Miles, 4, seal the entrance to his wife's art studio on the waterfront in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Oct. 28.
Utilities and state road workers monitor the situation on Virginia Dare Trail as rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy engulf the beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Oct. 28.
Workers secure a store front to help minimize wind damage from approaching Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 28, in Wildwood, N.J.
Customers wait in line to buy groceries at the Fairway supermarket in New York, Oct. 28.
Passengers depart one of the last ferries from the Fire Island communities in preparation for the arrival of Sandy, Oct., 28, in Bay Shore, N.Y.
Rosalyn Woodson, right, reads her Bible at a shelter in the Milford Middle School gymnasium in Milford, Del., Oct. 28, after she and her husbnad Levan were evacuated from their home in Harrington, Del., due to the approach of Sandy.
President Barack Obama asks a question during a briefing about Hurricane Sandy, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, Oct. 28.
Bridget Donnelly walks on a sandbag wall outside her home as Sandy approaches on Oct. 28, in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
Earth movers build protective berms on Compo Beach as the first signs of Hurricane Sandy approach on Oct. 28, in Westport, Conn.
A maintenance worker attaches plywood to a sidewalk grate at the 2 Broadway building of Lower Manhattan in New York, Oct. 28.
Ocean water rolls over NC 12 at the north end of Buxton, N.C., at dawn on Oct. 28.
Cesar Valle, right, and Alex Saborio fill sand bags for their restaurant as the first signs of Sandy approach on Oct. 28, in Westport, Conn.
Charter boat fishermen secure boats in the blowing rain at Broad Creek Marina in Wanchese, N.C., Oct. 28.
A news crew wades through sea foam blown onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Oct. 28, as wind and rain from Sandy move into the area.
Joseph Klein of Sayville, N.Y., is assisted by Lowe's employee Ormani Rivera after his purchase of a generator in Hicksville, N.Y.
High winds blow sea foam into the air across Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Oct. 28.
Cody Billotte walks through the high water as he loads his car to go to work in Ocean City, Md., Oct. 28.
A car goes through high water, Oct. 28, in Ocean City, Md.
Tim and Jo Ann Griffith walk the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park in South Carolina on Oct. 27.
Bob Kaege of Cold Spring, N.J., and Marie Jadick, board up the Summersalt store in preparation for Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 27, in Cape May, N.J.
A worker at Stelter's Marine on City Island cleans the bottom of a boat being hauled out of the the water on Oct. 27, in New York. People across much of the northeast United States are preparing for serious and life-threatening weather conditions, as Hurricane Sandy heads north.
Commuters exit the Canal St. A, C and E subway station which was boarded up with plywood to help prevent flooding on Oct. 27 in New York City.
Pepco (Potomac Electric Power Company) worker Ryan Labossiere replaces electric cables as part of routine maintenance on Wisconsin Avenue (seen below in the reflection of a car's side mirror) in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 27, the day before Hurricane Sandy is set to strike the region. Pepco said it has requested more than 3,000 additional personnel from other electric utilities to assist the D.C.-area power company with the effects of the impending storm.
Pedestrians walk past the boarded-up windows of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. on Oct. 27.
Workers Shannon Alexander, left, and Don Bruce board up the windows of an Ocean City, Md., apartment building as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast on Oct. 27.
A beachcomber holds on to her hat as she walks along a breezy Coligny Beach Park on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and watches waves generated by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 27.
A container ship heads out into the Atlantic Ocean before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, N.Y., Oct. 27.
Jean Marie Brennan walks along the jetty at Lighthouse Point Park as Hurricane Sandy passes offshore in Ponce Inlet, Fla., on Oct. 26. Slow-moving Hurricane Sandy, a late season Atlantic storm unlike anything seen in more than two decades, slogged toward the U.S. East Coast on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.
A man walks amid the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in Mayari, Holguin, 470 miles east of Havana, Cuba, on Friday. Hurricane Sandy claimed 11 lives as it tore across Cuba Thursday, leaving a path of destruction in the eastern part of the island, officials in Havana said.
A woman removes muddy water from her home caused by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 25, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Laura Rath, on vacation from the Netherlands, walks on the beach with her family as they are buffeted by high winds of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday in Miami Beach, Fla. There is a tropical storm warning in place for coastal Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties and the Atlantic waters off southeast Florida.
A child plays in a flooded street in Santo Domingo on Thursday. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas as a powerful Category 2 storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. The U.S.-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale.
Corey Hutterli works on securing his sailboat with rope as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy affect Miami Beach, Fla. on Thursday.
A woman looks at a fallen tree on top of her house after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba on Thursday. Reports from the city of 500,000 people, about 470 miles southeast of Havana, spoke of significant damage, with many homes damaged or destroyed.
Residents of Kingston try to cross the Hope River after a bridge was washed out by Hurricane Sandy on Thursday.
The Red Cross distributes supplies to people in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A man walks near a damaged power line in Santiago de Cuba on Thursday.