Superstorm Sandy Rocks NYC

 Superstorm Sandy surged inland late Monday hitting the New Jersey shore and New York Harbor with an incredible force, killing at least eight people, plunging almost 5 million others into darkness and crippling transportation with historic flooding across a huge swath of the East Coast.

The mammoth storm began breaking up as it hit the New Jersey shore Monday evening with maximum sustained winds of 90mph, later dropping to 75 mph, but Sandy continued to punch a destructive path across 11 states and the District of Columbia even after having been downgraded from hurricane status.

"You have to stay wherever you are," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said late Monday, telling New Yorkers they threatened their own and other people’s lives by going out in the storm.

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