PHOTOS: Dangerous flooding as ‘Frankenstorm’ Sandy bears down on Northeast
As the Northeast braces for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the effects of the so-called “Frankenstorm” are already being felt along the coast.
Public transit in most major east coast cities, including New York City’s MTA, has been suspended in anticipation of the storm, which is gaining strength with winds of 90 mph. Sandy is predicted to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday morning. Meteorologists estimate more than 50 million people are in the hurricane’s path.
Areas of New Jersey, Lower Manhattan and Long Island are already experiencing flooding. The Holland Tunnel and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be shut down this afternoon. Flights in and out of New York City are grounded, while Amtrak canceled all Northeast Corridor and Keystone Service route trains.
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Waters from Hurricane Sandy start to flood Beach Ave. in Cape May, N.J.
A car sits in a flooded street near the ocean ahead of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J.
Flood waters begin to flood a street near the ocean ahead of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City.
People walk across Beach Ave. as flood waters from Hurricane Sandy rush in.
A wave crashes over the hull of a tugboat in New York Harbor during the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
A man watches the waves in New York Harbor from Battery Park.
People pose for pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area.
Dark clouds are seen over the skyline of Manhattan.