Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy Floods NYC

Sandy, one of the biggest storms on record, slammed into the US east coast, flooding coastal communities, knocking out power for millions and forcing the closure of financial markets, businesses and travel lines through to least Tuesday.

Sandy hit Atlantic City, New Jersey around 8pm with sustained winds of 80mph. Unlike many storms, Sandy is not expected to weaken significantly over land, experts said.

The Battery Tunnel, which connects Manhattan to Brooklyn, was shut at 2pm and by 8pm was nearly flooded. Water was also pouring into some subway stations, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. The headquarters of the New York Fire Department was evacuated as flooding threatened the building.

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