Effects of Hurricane Sandy

A shopper stands between empty frozen food containers and half-empty shelves in the refridgerated section of a grocery store that was depleted ahead of Hurricane Sandy, in Alexandria, Va., on Monday. (Photo: Michael Reynolds / EPA)

Workers Shannon Alexander, left, and Don Bruce board up the windows of an Ocean City, Md., apartment building as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast on Oct. 27. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana / AP)

Pedestrians walk past the boarded-up windows of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. on Oct. 27. (Photo: Wayne Parry / AP)

New York City police officers go door to door in a housing project to take note of which residents are ignoring the mandatory evacuation order as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 28, in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo: Allison Joyce / Getty Images)

Waves crash over homes along the shoreline in Milford, Connecticut on Mohday. The monster storm bearing down on the U.S. east coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground. (Photo: Michelle Mcloughlin / Reuters)

Water from the Hudson River spills over a wall, flooding the street in front of the train station in Hoboken, New Jersey on Monday. (Photo: Gary Hershorn / Reuters)

Floodwaters enter the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel)

Floodwaters enter the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel), which was closed on Oct. 29 ahead of Sandy. New York City shut all three of its airports, its subways, schools, stock exchanges, Broadway theaters and closed several bridges and tunnels. (Photo: MTA via AP)

Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn on Oct. 29. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews / AP)

People empty a flooded basement on West 23rd Street in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood during a blackout believed to be caused by rising river waters as Sandy made its approach on Monday. (Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters)

Power is out Monday night in Manhattan.  (Photo: Allison Joyce / Getty Images)

People look up at a crane that hangs precariously from the side of 157 W. 57th Street after wind damaged it before the expected landfall of Hurricane Sandy in New York City on Monday, October 29. US President Barack Obama urged residents to follow warnings from local officials as hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast. (Photo: Andrew Gombert / EPA)

Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29 , in Manhattan.  (Photo: John Minchillo / AP)

A deluge of water floods the Battery Tunnel in Manhattan as superstorm Sandy moves across the NYC area Monday night. (Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters)

A street is flooded in the Financial District of Manhattan by Hurricane Sandy Monday night. (Photo: Andrew Burton / Getty Images)

Rising water, caused by Sandy, rushes into a subterranean parking garage, Monday, in the Financial District of New York City. (Photo: Andrew Burton / Getty Images)

The inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday. Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water. (Photo: Dann Cuellar / ABC Action News via AP)

Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, Monday, in New York. (Photo: John Minchillo / AP)

A Dare County utility worker checks on conditions along a flooded Ride Lane in Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Monday. (Photo: Gerry Broome / AP)

Damaged cars sit under a fallen tree from high winds in the Queens borough of New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy began battering the U.S. East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and sent thousands scrambling for higher ground hours before the worst was due to strike. (Photo: Lenwood Gibson / Reuters)

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