The Schoharie Reservoir is held back by the Gilboa Dam on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Gilboa, N.Y. The reservoir is a source of New York City's drinking water and possible overflow from the approaching Hurricane Sandy is a concern for local residents. 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/Mike Groll)
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.