Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people.
The massive storm formerly known as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and was expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. Here's a snapshot of what is happening or expected, state by state.
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A furious Hurricane Sandy made the westward lurch that forecasters feared and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware on Monday, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater.
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series on low water levels and how they are impacting the area.
Water levels are nearing record lows, providing a breeding ground for potential environmental problems along the lakes and rivers connected to Lake Michigan.
(Updated at 11:30 a.m. Monday) The National Weather Service has issued wind, gale and storm warnings for western Michigan, including Ottawa County, starting Monday as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the Atlantic coast.
Editor's note: This is the first part of a three-part series on the low water levels and their impact on the area. The series will continue Monday and Tuesday.
West Michigan is known as a water wonderland, but that water is rapidly disappearing.