U.S. Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, N.J., is covered with water from Absecon Bay in this view looking west on Oct. 29, 2012. Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall in New Jersey that evening with 80 mph sustained winds.
Millions along the East Coast were without power or mass transit in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
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.
Hardik Rajput of Nassau County, New York, couldn't believe the sight of waves crashing over the height of cars. "To be honest, I was just stunned," he said. "I've never seen that. Just to see it on the street level was astounding."
Firefighters work in front of a partially collapsed four-story apartment building in Manhattan.
Airlines canceled around 12,500 flights because of the storm, a number that was expected to grow.
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.
U.S. financial markets will remain closed for a second straight trading day Tuesday.
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.