Sandy: Historical Storm in New York, US


A sign on N. College Rd. in Wilmington, N.C. notifies motorists of a tropical storm watch as Hurricane Sandy churns over the Atlantic ocean, Friday Oct. 26, 2012. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Tourists brave the wind and rain while walking the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park as Hurricane Sandy passes by offshore of South Carolina, October 27, 2012. The hurricane closed in on the United States on Saturday, where it threatens to hit the eastern third of the country with torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages. (Credit: Reuters)s)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers cover an entrance to the Canal Street 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. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)

A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind while sand is piled up in a berm before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. The beach is officially closed for the winter as lifeguards are no longer on duty but is still visited all year round. Tropical cyclone Sandy revved back up to hurricane strength on Saturday as it churned toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades. The late-season storm has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm and is forecast to reach the U.S. coast close to Halloween. (Credit: REUTERS)

Members of the Joint Base prepare for the impact of Hurricane Sandy by sandbagging low lying areas at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. in this October 26, 2012 handout photo. Sandbagging helps protect buildings that were susceptible to flooding in previous storms. (Credit: REUTERS)

Louis Palmieri removes personal belongings from his home ahead of a mandatory evacuation prior to Hurricane Sandy in East Haven, Connecticut October 28, 2012. Weather forecasters warned on Sunday that Hurricane Sandy will affect a large area of the U.S. East Coast but said it was too early to pinpoint where the storm, which has the potential to be the biggest to hit the mainland, would make landfall. (Credit: REUTERS)