tidal surges to one of the nation's most densely populated regions.
Sandy Started in South of New York With winds still reaching 120 to 200km kilometers per hour,bringing a storm surge of four meters to lower Manhattan. The usually bustling city was brought to a halt.
More than one million people in the area of the nation's largest city are without power.
More than six million homes and businesses along the U.S. east coast and farther inland are without power.
The center of the storm moved inland early Tuesday.
A New Jersey nuclear power plant declared an alert after waters rose to a designated high-level mark.
Officials said there were no safety concerns at the plant, which was shut off for maintenance.
U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have declared states of emergency.
U.S. federal government offices were closed Monday and will remain so on Tuesday.
The Department of Defense says nearly 2,000 members of the National Guard have been
activated to help with disaster response and some 60,000 more are on standby
President Barack Obama canceled election campaign events to monitor the storm from the White House.
He urged those in the storm's path to heed warnings about the dangerous nature of it.