Sandy Storm

Oct 29, 2012, 10:38 AM IST
A car plows through a flooded street in the Ocean View area in Norfolk, VA.
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A car plows through a flooded street in the Ocean View area in Norfolk, VA.

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT shows Hurricane Sandy off the Mid Atlantic coastline moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.
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This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT shows Hurricane Sandy off the Mid Atlantic coastline moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

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.
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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.

With a map of the projected path of Hurricane Sandy behind him, President Barack Obama speaks to the media at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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With a map of the projected path of Hurricane Sandy behind him, President Barack Obama speaks to the media at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

Sandbags are placed in front of No. 2 Broadway in Battery Park in preparation of the storm, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York.
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Sandbags are placed in front of No. 2 Broadway in Battery Park in preparation of the storm, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York.

The facade of Nathan`s Famous delicatessen glows against a cloudy sky near the Coney Island boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough of New York Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy spread over the Northeast Coast.
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The facade of Nathan`s Famous delicatessen glows against a cloudy sky near the Coney Island boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough of New York Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy spread over the Northeast Coast.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media at Seward Park High School on the lower east side, the site of one of many public shelters set up in preparation of the storm, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media at Seward Park High School on the lower east side, the site of one of many public shelters set up in preparation of the storm, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York.

A sign warns motorists of a closed beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., as the storm moves up the east coast.
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A sign warns motorists of a closed beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., as the storm moves up the east coast.

This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows Sandy, at 10:03 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows Sandy, at 10:03 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

Waves crash onto the sea wall protecting homes in Longport, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area..
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Waves crash onto the sea wall protecting homes in Longport, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area..

Vehicles are submerged during a storm surge near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.
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Vehicles are submerged during a storm surge near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.

This photo provided by 6abc Action News shows the Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy makes it approach, Monday Oct. 29, 2012.
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This photo provided by 6abc Action News shows the Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy makes it approach, Monday Oct. 29, 2012.

In this photo provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey a surveillance camera captures the PATH station in Hoboken, N.J., as it is flooded shortly before 9:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
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In this photo provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey a surveillance camera captures the PATH station in Hoboken, N.J., as it is flooded shortly before 9:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

Caleb Lavoie, 17, of Dayton, Maine, front, and Curtis Huard, 16, of Arundel, Maine, leap out of the way as a large wave crashes over a seawall on the Atlantic Ocean during the early stages of Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Kennebunk, Maine.
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Caleb Lavoie, 17, of Dayton, Maine, front, and Curtis Huard, 16, of Arundel, Maine, leap out of the way as a large wave crashes over a seawall on the Atlantic Ocean during the early stages of Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Kennebunk, Maine.

This combination of photos shows above, lower Manhattan dark after the hybrid storm Sandy on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, and below a fully lit skyline on Jan. 6, 2012, both seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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This combination of photos shows above, lower Manhattan dark after the hybrid storm Sandy on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, and below a fully lit skyline on Jan. 6, 2012, both seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York.

The New York skyline remains dark Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as seen from the Williamsburg neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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The New York skyline remains dark Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as seen from the Williamsburg neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Sea water floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.
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Sea water floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.

Michael Wirtz, of Wilmington, Del., braves flood waters and high winds that arrive with Hurricane Sandy along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J.
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Michael Wirtz, of Wilmington, Del., braves flood waters and high winds that arrive with Hurricane Sandy along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J.

Snow coats Highway 33 West in West Virginia as Hurricane Sandy batters the eastern seaboard, and a cold weather system blankets most of the high elevations in West Virginia.
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Snow coats Highway 33 West in West Virginia as Hurricane Sandy batters the eastern seaboard, and a cold weather system blankets most of the high elevations in West Virginia.

Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, in New York.
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Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, in New York.

This photo provided by 6abc Action News shows the Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy makes it approach.
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This photo provided by 6abc Action News shows the Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy makes it approach.

This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C.
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This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C.

Elaine Belviso, 72, is rescued from her flooded home by Suffolk County police after being trapped there overnight by superstorm Sandy, in Babylon, N.Y.
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Elaine Belviso, 72, is rescued from her flooded home by Suffolk County police after being trapped there overnight by superstorm Sandy, in Babylon, N.Y.

A National Guard humvee travels through high water to check the area after the effects of Hurricane Sandy, in Ocean City, Md. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
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A National Guard humvee travels through high water to check the area after the effects of Hurricane Sandy, in Ocean City, Md. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.

Flooding and high winds arrive along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J.
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Flooding and high winds arrive along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J.

President Barack Obama, left, embraces Donna Vanzant, right, during a tour of a neighborhood effected by superstorm Sandy in Brigantine, N.J.
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President Barack Obama, left, embraces Donna Vanzant, right, during a tour of a neighborhood effected by superstorm Sandy in Brigantine, N.J.

President Barack Obama, meets with people who evacuated their homes and are currently taking shelter in the Brigantine Community Center in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in Atlantic County, N.J.
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President Barack Obama, meets with people who evacuated their homes and are currently taking shelter in the Brigantine Community Center in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in Atlantic County, N.J.