Wind blows across a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast on Oct. 29, 2012, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie's emergency declaration shut down the city's casinos and 30,000 residents were ordered to evacuate.
A man smokes a cigarette while watching flood waters caused by Hurricane Sandy from his driveway on Oct. 30, 2012 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Dark clouds are seen over the skyline of Manhattan as as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on Oct. 29, 2012, in New York City.
The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center (R) remains lit as Lower Manhattan remains mostly without power on Nov. 1, 2012, in New York City. Millions of customers in New Jersey and New York were without power following Superstorm Sandy.
A man watches as water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, Oct, 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York.
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.
Ted Wondsel of Point Lookout, owner of Ted's Fishing Station, assesses the Hurricane Sandy-caused damage on Oct. 30, 2012, in Long Beach, New York. Mike
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.
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy at FEMA headquarters on Oct. 28, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
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.
Repair crew members of Delmarva Power replace a power pole damagef during Hurricane Sandy Oct. 30, 2012, in Ocean City, Maryland. The deadly storm caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, observes property damages along the New Jersey coast caused by Hurricane Sandy Oct. 30, 2012, in New Jersey.