President Barack Obama asks a question during a briefing about Hurricane Sandy, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, Oct. 28.
President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Monday. Obama cancelled his appearance at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida and returned early to Washington, DC to monitor response to Hurricane Sandy.
A shopper stands between empty frozen food containers and half-empty shelves in the refridgerated section of a grocery store that was depleted ahead of Hurricane Sandy, in Alexandria, Va., on Monday.
Water floods a street in Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy heads north off the coast. Gov. Chris Christie's emergency declaration shut down the city's casinos and at least 30,000 residents were ordered to evacuate.
A truck drives through water pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, N.Y., Monday morning.
Waves crash over homes along the shoreline in Milford, Connecticut on Mohday. The monster storm bearing down on the U.S. east coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground.
The inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday. Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water.
A police officer questions two surfers as they climb under a fence after surfing in Coney Island in New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy began battering the U.S. East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and sent thousands scrambling for higher ground hours before the worst was due to strike.
A woman walks her dog by sandbags in Battery Park in lower Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach toward New York City on Monday.
Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, Monday, in New York.
Firefighters look up at the facade of a four-story building on 14th Street and 8th Avenue that collapsed onto the sidewalk Monday, Oct. 29, in New York City. Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet tall.
Flood waters surround a car in Hoboken, N.J on Monday night. Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain near Atlantic City, N.J. after forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the presidential campaign.
The corner of 34th and 1st Street in Manhattan is flooded during rains from superstorm Sandy on Monday.
A street is flooded in the Financial District of Manhattan by Hurricane Sandy Monday night.
Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.