Numerous bridges have been shut and power has been cut to parts of lower Manhattan.
“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
While the exact track of the Category One storm is still unclear, “it’s going to make landfall in New Jersey, that’s clear,” Christie told reporters Sunday afternoon.
All across the region, supermarkets, convenience stores and home fix-it stores have been selling out of some products.
After briefly having weakened to a tropical storm, Sandy was back to Category 1 hurricane status Saturday morning as it prepared to strike the Northeast as the infamous Frankenstorm.
CBS 2 is forecasting that Sandy will dump five or more inches of rain, which would mean both river flooding and urban flooding are likely, Murdock reported.
A study released Tuesday, says Long Island would suffer some $99 billion in damage by a direct hurricane storm surge.