Fearing the worst New York has ordered the evacuations of more than 370,000 people in low-lying communities from Coney Island in Brooklyn to Battery Park City in Manhattan. Seventy-Six public schools have been converted into evacuations shelters. There are chances that the hurricane could blow ashore Monday night or early Tuesday along the New Jersey coast, then cut across into Pennsylvania and travel up through New York State on Wednesday.
As per media reports 7, 200 flights have been canceled so far and Amtrack has suspended many trains across the Northeast. Schools, Subways, buses, trains in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore and Boston have been shut down.
The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and other US exchanges will remain closeD on Monday.
American President Barrack Obama has termed hurricane Sandy a big and serous storm. He has urged the authorities to take the hurricane seriously and do whatever possible to deal with it.
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