Hurricane Sandy in Photos

Hurricane Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, has traveled north. It will soon bring heavy winds and floodwaters to the mid-Atlantic region, combining with other weather systems to possibly become what some are calling a historic "superstorm." Gathered here are images from Sandy's story so far, from the Caribbean to preparations along the East Coast of the United States. In the next hours, as Sandy makes landfall, I will continue to update this post with new images from the newswires and elsewhere. Update: See also the new entry: Hurricane Sandy: After Landfall, from October 30, 2012. [50 photos total]

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A truck drives through water pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York, on October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
This nighttime satellite image of Hurricane Sandy was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite around 2:42 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on October 28, 2012. (Suomi NPP, NASA, NOAA) #
A driver maneuvers his car along a wet road as a wave crashes against the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) #
Heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy caused the Croix de Mission river to swell and threaten homes along its bank in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 25, 2012. (Reuters/Swoan Parker) #
Waves, brought by Hurricane Sandy, crash on a house in the Caribbean Terrace neighborhood in eastern Kingston, Jamaica, on October 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Collin Reid) #
Haitian men walk cross a bridge over rushing flood waters caused by Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 25, 2012. (Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images) #
People walk on a street littered with debris after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba, on October 26, 2012. The Cuban government said on Thursday night that 11 people died when the storm barreled across the island, most killed by falling trees or in building collapses in Santiago de Cuba province and neighboring Guantanamo province. (Reuters/Desmond Boylan) #
A man salvages bricks from rubble on a street after hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba, on October 27, 2012. (Reuters/Desmond Boylan) #
A surfer walks into the heavy surf caused by approaching hurricane Sandy in Cape May, New Jersey, on October 28, 2012. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) #
Protective berms line Compo Beach, as the first signs of Hurricane Sandy approach on October 28, 2012, in Westport, Connecticut. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
A man walks past boarded up structures on the boardwalk ahead of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 28, 2012. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
During preparations for Hurricane Sandy, a woman and child walk through an emptied aisle in a Wal-Mart store in Riverhead, New York, on October 28, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A woman photographs waves from the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean City, Maryland, on October 28, 2012. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) #
In New York City, a lone pedestrian walks through an empty Times Square, early on October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing 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/ John Minchillo) #
New York City police officers speak to a man as they go door to door in a housing project to take note of which residents are ignoring the mandatory evacuation order as Hurricane Sandy approaches in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of Queens, on October 28, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) #
Grand Central Terminal, closed early on October 28, 2012, after the last trains had departed in advance of Hurricane Sandy. (MTA New York City Transit/Aaron Donovan) #
New York's empty Hugh L. Cary Tunnel (formerly the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel), which will be closed at 2 p.m. on October 29, 2012. (MTA New York City Transit/Leonard Wiggins) #
The New York City Subway system suspended service at 7 p.m. on October 28, 2012, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows an empty section of Times Square, normally the busiest station in the system. (MTA New York City/Aaron Donovan) #
A man runs for the last train to leave New York's Grand Central Terminal on October 28, 2012. (MTA New York City/Aaron Donovan) #
Crews set up a dam to keep water out of the Westside Yard of the Long Island Railroad. (MTA New York City) #
Much of Manhattan was free of traffic as Hurricane Sandy began to affect New York City, on October 29, 2012. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
The empty floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on October 29, 2012. All major U.S. stock and options exchanges were closed Monday with Hurricane Sandy nearing landfall on the East Coast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) #
Bill Ryan, of Inwood, New York, comforts his cat Amy before leaving her at a pet shelter at Mitchell Park's Field House, run by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and Pet Safe Coalition in Uniondale, New York, on October, 28, 2012. Pet owners could leave their pets at the shelter and afterwards seek shelter for themselves. before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) #
Rough Atlantic surf breaks over the dunes of Cape May, New Jersey, as high tide and Hurricane Sandy begin to arrive, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) #
A news crew wades through sea foam blown onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina, on October 28, 2012 as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy moved into the area. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) #
Waters from Hurricane Sandy start to flood Beach Avenue in Cape May, New Jersey, on October 29, 2012. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) #
An abandoned home, inundated with water at Shinnecock Bay in Southampton, New York, on October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Norfolk resident Jack Devnew looks at the water covering a dock as he checks on his boat at a marina near downtown Norfolk, Virginia, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) #
The U.S. Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue, on Monday morning, October 29, 2012, as heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy arrives in Washington. Sandy strengthened before dawn and is on a predicted path toward Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York -- putting it on a collision course with two other weather systems that would create a superstorm. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) #
Hurricane Sandy, pictured at (10:40 a.m. Eastern) on October 29, 2012 by NASA's GOES satellite, churns off the east coast in the Atlantic Ocean. (NASA via Getty Images) #
A sailboat smashes on the rocks after breaking free from its mooring on City Island, on October 29, 2012 in New York. (Don Emert/AFP/Getty Images) #
Ocean waves kick up near homes along Peggoty Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) #
High tide begins to flood a street on the shoreline area of Milford, Connecticut as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin) #
The Hudson River swells and rises over its banks flooding the Lackawanna train station in Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) #
People pose outside the sandbagged entrance of the closed Apple Store on Fifth Avenue as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
U.S. Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, New Jersey, covered with water from Absecon Bay in this view looking west, during the approach of Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Tom Mihalek) #
People walk on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, on October 29, 2012. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) #
Members of the Freeport Fire Department respond to a house fire down a flooded street in Freeport, New York, on October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton) #
Waters flood Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, New Jersey, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) #
Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on October 29, 2012 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images) #
Manhattan, shot from Hoboken Pier walkway around 12:30pm on October 29, 2012. (© Joe Smolenski) #
Hurricane Sandy causes street flooding as it comes ashore in Dewey Beach, Delaware, on October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) #
Part of a crane boom is seen hanging off a building under construction on West 57th Street above Manhattan, on October 29, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) #
A historic ferry boat named the Binghamton, swamped by the waves on the Hudson River in Edgewater, New Jersey, on October 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) #
This handout photo taken in the morning before the cemetery was closed for the day and provided by the U.S. Army, shows Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), keeping guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as Hurricane Sandy approaches, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on October 29, 2012. Just like the Sentinel's Creed says "Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability." (AP Photo/U.S. Army, Sgt. Jose A. Torres, Jr.) #
Snow-covered roads in the mountains of West Virginia, on October 29, 2012, in Randolph County, West Virginia. Sandy was set to collide with a wintry storm from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic. (AP Photo/Robert Ray) #
Sailboats rock in choppy water at a dock along the Hudson River Greenway during a storm, on October 29, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Furticella) #
Firefighters respond at the scene where the facade of a four-story building on 14th Street and 8th Avenue collapsed onto the sidewalk in New York, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo) #
Caleb Lavoie, 17, of Dayton, Maine, front, and Curtis Huard, 16, of Arundel, Maine, leap out of the way as a large wave crashes over a seawall on the Atlantic Ocean during the early stages of Hurricane Sandy in Kennebunk, Maine, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) #
Powerlines hang overhead as a man wades through a street flooded during Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, Maryland, on October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) #

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