• A man walks into the wind across the Hudson River from the skyline of New York in Hoboken, New Jersey, October 29, 2012.
    • The storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reach Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, October 29, 2012.
    • L-R: Denitsa Nakova, Abraham Robles, Laura Carrasco and Marilyn Rodriguez let the waves wash over them in Milford, Connecticut as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area, October 29, 2012.
    • Sand bags protect the front of the New York Stock Exchange, October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets.
    • The Hudson River swells and rises over its banks flooding the Lackawanna train station as Hurricane Sandy approaches Hoboken, New Jersey.
    • A man stands on the beach to watch the storm surf in Southampton, New York, October 29, 2012.
    • Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama at the University of Central Florida, October 29, 2012. President Obama cut short this Florida stop to head back to Washington to monitor Hurricane Sandy.
    • President Barack Obama speaks during a briefing at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, October 28, 2012.
    • Police make a final sweep of the subway at Times Square in New York October 28, 2012.
    • A woman and child walk through an aisle emptied in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, in a Wal-Mart store in Riverhead, New York, October 28, 2012.
    • Travelers surround a flight monitor showing cancelled flights at LaGuardia airport in New York October 28, 2012.
    • A Norfolk resident chains his bike and heads to work in floodwaters near downtown Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 29, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area.
    • Bill Ryan of Inwood, New York, comforts his cat before leaving her at a pet shelter. Pet owners could drop off their pets at the shelter and afterwards seek shelter for themselves before the arrival of the storm.

    Hurricane Sandy Heads Toward East Coast of U.S.

    Published October 29, 2012

    Millions brace for Hurricane Sandy, a massive, potentially lethal storm that has shut down cities and stalled campaigning for the presidential election