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  • Beachgoers walk in the wind and rain as waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, as the storm churns up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday.

      Beachgoers walk in the wind and rain as waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, as the storm churns up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday.
    Associated Press

  • A person rides in a cart blown by the winds along the Altlantic Ocean in North Wildwood, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, as the winds pick up ahead of Hurricane Sandy. From the lowest lying areas of the Jersey shore, where residents were already being encouraged to leave, to the state's northern highlands, where sandbags were being filled and cars moved into parking lots on high ground, New Jersey began preparing in earnest for Hurricane Sandy.

      A person rides in a cart blown by the winds along the Altlantic Ocean in North Wildwood, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, as the winds pick up ahead of Hurricane Sandy. From the lowest lying areas of the Jersey shore, where residents were already being encouraged to leave, to the state's northern highlands, where sandbags were being filled and cars moved into parking lots on high ground, New Jersey began preparing in earnest for Hurricane Sandy.
    Associated Press

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in North Wildwood, N.J., as the region prepares for Hurricane Sandy. A state of emergency is in effect for New Jersey as hundreds of coastal residents have started moving inland while officials closely monitor Hurricane Sandy and its potential for creating devastating weather.

      New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in North Wildwood, N.J., as the region prepares for Hurricane Sandy. A state of emergency is in effect for New Jersey as hundreds of coastal residents have started moving inland while officials closely monitor Hurricane Sandy and its potential for creating devastating weather.
    Associated Press

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers cover an entrance to the Canal St. A, C, and E station with plywood to help prevent flooding, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in New York. As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown.

      Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers cover an entrance to the Canal St. A, C, and E station with plywood to help prevent flooding, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in New York. As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown.
    Associated Press

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers cover an entrance to the Canal St. A, C, and E station with plywood to help prevent flooding, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in New York. As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown.

      Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers cover an entrance to the Canal St. A, C, and E station with plywood to help prevent flooding, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in New York. As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown.
    Associated Press

  • A restaurant worker piles sand bags at the entrance of the business as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

      A restaurant worker piles sand bags at the entrance of the business as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • Store manager L.P. Cyburt, right, gets help boarding up the windows of the business as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

      Store manager L.P. Cyburt, right, gets help boarding up the windows of the business as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • Scott Viviano, holding the drill, helps his friends to board up the windows of their home as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

      Scott Viviano, holding the drill, helps his friends to board up the windows of their home as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • As another boat waits its turn, a 50-ton lift raises Fancy Nancy, a 40-foot commercial fishing boat, out of the Maurice River at Yank Marine Services marina Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Dorchester, N.J., in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.

      As another boat waits its turn, a 50-ton lift raises Fancy Nancy, a 40-foot commercial fishing boat, out of the Maurice River at Yank Marine Services marina Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Dorchester, N.J., in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
    Associated Press

  • Senior hurricane specialist Dan Brown, right, points to a satellite image of Sandy to James Franklin, chief hurricane specialist, in preparation of the 11:00 EDT advisory at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Early Saturday, the storm was about 335 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C.

      Senior hurricane specialist Dan Brown, right, points to a satellite image of Sandy to James Franklin, chief hurricane specialist, in preparation of the 11:00 EDT advisory at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Early Saturday, the storm was about 335 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C.
    Associated Press

  • Piles of sand were trucked onto the beach at 2nd Avenue in North Wildwood, N.J., Friday Oct. 26, 2012 as the storm approaches. A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks Friday as the Eastern Seaboard braced for a rare megastorm.

      Piles of sand were trucked onto the beach at 2nd Avenue in North Wildwood, N.J., Friday Oct. 26, 2012 as the storm approaches. A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks Friday as the Eastern Seaboard braced for a rare megastorm.
    Associated Press/The Press of Atlantic City

  • In this Friday, Oct. 26, 201,2 photo, USS Abraham Lincoln sails the Elizabeth River passing the Portsmouth Naval Hospital as it heads to the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard to refuge from the hurricane in Norfolk, Va.. The US Fleet Forces commander had given the order for all navy ships in Hampton Roads to prepare to head out to sea within the next 12 hours, starting Friday afternoon.

      In this Friday, Oct. 26, 201,2 photo, USS Abraham Lincoln sails the Elizabeth River passing the Portsmouth Naval Hospital as it heads to the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard to refuge from the hurricane in Norfolk, Va.. The US Fleet Forces commander had given the order for all navy ships in Hampton Roads to prepare to head out to sea within the next 12 hours, starting Friday afternoon.
    Associated Press

  • A notice with Hurricane preparedness instructions is left by the landlord on the front door of a building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in New York. As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown.

      A notice with Hurricane preparedness instructions is left by the landlord on the front door of a building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in New York. As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown.
    Associated Press

  • Resident Brian Dougherty looks at the waves from the beach in Ocean City, Md., as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

      Resident Brian Dougherty looks at the waves from the beach in Ocean City, Md., as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • Metropolitan Transit Authority workers lay down plywood over subway grates at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to prevent flooding in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. New York City officials discussed plans for evacuations and subway closings to deal with Hurricane Sandy as Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in all of the stateís 62 counties.

      Metropolitan Transit Authority workers lay down plywood over subway grates at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to prevent flooding in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. New York City officials discussed plans for evacuations and subway closings to deal with Hurricane Sandy as Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in all of the stateís 62 counties.
    Bloomberg

  • A Metropolitan Transit Authority worker lays down plywood over subway grates at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to prevent flooding in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. New York City officials discussed plans for evacuations and subway closings to deal with Hurricane Sandy as Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in all of the stateís 62 counties.

      A Metropolitan Transit Authority worker lays down plywood over subway grates at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to prevent flooding in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. New York City officials discussed plans for evacuations and subway closings to deal with Hurricane Sandy as Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in all of the stateís 62 counties.
    Bloomberg

  • Metropolitan Transit Authority workers lay down plywood over subway grates at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to prevent flooding in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. New York City officials discussed plans for evacuations and subway closings to deal with Hurricane Sandy as Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in all of the stateís 62 counties.

      Metropolitan Transit Authority workers lay down plywood over subway grates at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to prevent flooding in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. New York City officials discussed plans for evacuations and subway closings to deal with Hurricane Sandy as Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in all of the stateís 62 counties.
    Bloomberg

  • Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast.

      Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast.
    Associated Press

  • Vehicles drive across Roanoke Sound leaving Hatteras Island in Nags Head, N.C., as as Hurricane Sandy churns up the east coast Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast.

      Vehicles drive across Roanoke Sound leaving Hatteras Island in Nags Head, N.C., as as Hurricane Sandy churns up the east coast Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast.
    Associated Press

  • A worker boards up the windows of the store as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

      A worker boards up the windows of the store as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.
    Associated Press

 

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