Sandy Batters East Coast - nwherald

Javier Gutierrez, front, stands with his daughter Ashley Gutierrez as they check out what Hurricane Sandy is doing to the Hudson River, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Weehawken, N.J. 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)