East Coast Braces for Hurricane Sandy
OCEAN CITY, NJ - OCT. 28: Ed Wicks secures plywood over the windows of a hair salon to protect from the high winds of approaching Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City. New Jersey is expected to be hit hard by approaching storm sometime on Monday, bringing heavy winds and floodwaters.
WESTPORT, CT - OCT. 28: Earth movers build protective berms on Compo Beach as the first signs of Hurricane Sandy approach in Westport, Conn.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - OCT. 28: Construction workers carry boards of wood to cover air vents that could cause the New York subway system to flood in preperation for Hurricane Sandy in New York. The MTA has announced that at 7:00 PM ET they plan an orderly shutdown and suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service in reponse to the storm. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters as the mid-atlantic region prepares for the damage.
LONG BEACH, N.Y. - OCT. 28: Tom Rodgers of Long Beach prepares sand bags as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Long Beach, New York. The storm, which could affect tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds, and possibly heavy snow in parts of Ohio and West Virginia. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City will close its bus, subway and commuter rail service Sunday evening ahead of the storm.
Raymond Souza carries away a ladder after boarding up Tidal Rave's 5 & 10 gift shop on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Oct. 28, ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall. U.S. emergency officials braced for the potentially massive impact of a so-called 'Frankenstorm' Sunday as Hurricane Sandy lumbered north in the Atlantic Ocean, poised to hit the eastern seaboard with torrential rains and gale-force winds. The superstorm was expected to make landfall somewhere between Virginia and Massachusetts early Tuesday, possibly causing chaos during the frenzied last days of campaigning before the presidential vote.
AT SEA - OCT. 28: In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1410 UTC, churns off the east coast on October 28, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean.
LONG BEACH, NY - OCT. 28: A man surfs as Hurrican Sandy approaches in Long Beach, New York
LONG BEACH, N.Y. - OCT. 28: Benny looks on as his owner Fred of Long Beach fills sand bags as Hurrican Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York.
LONG BEACH, N.Y. - OCT. 28: Only a few water bottles remain on the shelves at the Waldbaums grocery store as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Long Beach, New York