Adam Howard works to clean the inside of Bubba's restaurant on the water in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy flooded the business at high tide. About 630 members of the Virginia National Guard are getting ready to respond across the state to help with recovery operations related to Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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.