Posted: Oct 30, 2012 02:23 PM MDT
Updated: Jul 14, 2016 10:51 PM MDT
A man smokes a cigarette while watching flood waters caused by Hurricane Sandy from his driveway on Oct. 30, 2012 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Wind blows across a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast on Oct. 29, 2012, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie's emergency declaration shut down the city's casinos and 30,000 residents were ordered to evacuate.
Rescue workers patrol a flooded street in Hoboken, N.J., on Oct. 30.
A man walks down a street flooded street with his dog on his back after Hurricane Sandy Oct. 30, 2012, in Hoboken, New Jersey.
A man surfs as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 28, 2012, in Long Beach, New York. Sandy brought heavy winds and flooding to the Mid-atlantic region.
Two ducks stand in front of a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy, on Nov. 24, 2012, in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. New Jersey Gov. Christie estimated that Superstorm Sandy cost New Jersey $29.4 billion in damage and economic losses.
Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on Oct. 29, 2012, in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
Damage is viewed in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York City.
Dark clouds are seen over the skyline of Manhattan as as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on Oct. 29, 2012, in New York City.
The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center (R) remains lit as Lower Manhattan remains mostly without power on Nov. 1, 2012, in New York City. Millions of customers in New Jersey and New York were without power following Superstorm Sandy.
A man watches as water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, Oct, 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York.
With only flashlights to light the way, New York University Langone Medical Center evacuated 260 patients, carrying some of them down 15 flights of stairs to awaiting ambulances ready to take them to the safety of other hospitals.
Ted Wondsel of Point Lookout, owner of Ted's Fishing Station, assesses the Hurricane Sandy-caused damage on Oct. 30, 2012, in Long Beach, New York. Mike
Firefighters work in front of a partially collapsed four-story apartment building in Manhattan.
Firefighters evaluate the scene of an apartment building that had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, in New York City.
Flooding in Lower Manhattan.
The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot-tall sailboat, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean as Hurricane Sandy approached approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. on Oct. 29.
Airlines canceled around 12,500 flights because of the storm, a number that was expected to grow.
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy at FEMA headquarters on Oct. 28, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds and dangled precariously. Thousands of people were ordered to leave several nearby buildings as a precaution, including 900 guests at the ultramodern Le Parker Meridien hotel.
The full scale of Sandy's wrath has yet to be determined. But according to a government prediction, Sandy's wind damage alone could result in more than $7 billion in economic loss.
Floodwaters rush into the Hoboken PATH station through an elevator shaft.
Repair crew members of Delmarva Power replace a power pole damagef during Hurricane Sandy Oct. 30, 2012, in Ocean City, Maryland. The deadly storm caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, observes property damages along the New Jersey coast caused by Hurricane Sandy Oct. 30, 2012, in New Jersey.
Sections of an old boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy are seen in an area by the beach on Oct. 30, 2012, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Firefighters work to contain a fire that destroyed over 50 homes during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012, in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York.
Raw sewage is leaking rapidly from a plant in Howard County, Maryland, emergency management spokeswoman Karen Spicer said. About 2 millions of gallons of sewage per hour are pouring out of the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant as a result of a power outage.
People brave high winds and waves along Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on Oct. 29, 2012, in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
A boat washed up on a private beach on Leach Street in Salem, Mass., during the storm.
A fallen tree smashes into a home in Linthicum, Md. No one was injured.
A campsite disappears under water in Denver, Pa.
A trampoline was tossed into power lines in Carlisle, Pa.
A before and after shot of a road in Ocean City, Md.
A Delaware State Police squad car is submerged in water off Route 1 in Bethany Beach, Del.
The boardwalk in Sandwich, Mass., sits underwater following Superstorm Sandy.
A train sits in water at the Croton-Harmon Metro-North station in New York following Hurricane Sandy.
Floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy enter New York's Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, formerly called the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
Staten Island Railway's Clifton Shop in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
A boat rests on the tracks at Metro-North's Ossining Station on the Hudson Line in New York.
This aerial view taken Oct. 30, 2012, shows the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy to the New Jersey coast.
The picture was taken Oct. 30, 2012, from the 14th Street viaduct looking over the corner of Jefferson and 14th streets in Hoboken, N.J., where it appears New York City stores new cabs.