Sandy Batters East Coast - nwherald

A woman covers her ears while posing for a photograph as her hair blows in the wind at the waterfront in Hoboken, N.J., as the Hudson River begins to rise and flood the area with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)