A woman covers her ears while posing for a photograph as her hair blows in the wind at the waterfront in Hoboken, N.J., as the Hudson River begins to rise and flood the area with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced 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/Julio Cortez)
Gallery: Hurricane Sandy heads for New Jersey
Oct. 29, 2012 @ 02:00 PM
A fast-strengthening Hurricane Sandy churned north Monday, raking ghost-town cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts. The monster hurricane was expected to make a westward lurch and aim for New Jersey, blowing ashore Monday night and combining with two other weather systems — a wintry storm from the west and cold air rushing in from the Arctic — to create an epic superstorm.