Hurricane Sandy Leaves Millions Without Power & Under Water
The storm hit the New Jersey shore late last night, causing way more damage than we’re seeing in Central New York. Over 3 million people have been left in the dark. Take a look at some of the incredible pictures from flooding in New York City and Atlantic City. Coney Island and US Route 30 are under water.
-10,000 flights have been canceled and the New York City subway system could be down a week. Amtrak and Greyhound have cancelled routes as well.
-170-foot tanker ran ashore on Staten Island.
-A massive fire broke out in Queens. More than 200 firefighters are battling the blaze that has already destroyed more than 50 homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters working in flooded conditions.
-A construction crane partially collapsed in high winds high above 57th Street. People have been evacuated and streets are closed around the crane teetering 70 stories high.
-Patients at New York University Hospital had to be evacuated when backup power failed.
-West Virginia is dealing with snow rather than flooding. 17 inches as of midnight.
-DirecTV has 24/7 Hurricane Sandy updates on channels 325 and 349.
-The HMS Bounty, known for appearances in the films “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, sunk in rough seas resulting from Hurricane Sandy.
-The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report were cancelled. Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman however, taped their shows without a studio audience.
-Some people are jet skiing on the Hudson River and down streets flooded by Hurricane Sandy.