The storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reach Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, October 29, 2012.
Sand bags protect the front of the New York Stock Exchange, October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets.
The Hudson River swells and rises over its banks flooding the Lackawanna train station as Hurricane Sandy approaches Hoboken, New Jersey.
A man stands on the beach to watch the storm surf in Southampton, New York, October 29, 2012.