From Maine To South Carolina, Sandy Batters The East Coast

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • New York: At least five people are killed because of Sandy

  • West Virginia: A woman is killed in a car accident after the storm dumps 5 inches of snow

  • New Jersey: Several feet of water have flooded parts of Atlantic City

  • Maryland: "Next 12 hours will likely be the most intense," governor says late Monday

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(CNN) -- States along the East Coast were pummeled by post-tropical storm Sandy on Monday as it came crashing ashore.

The storm officially made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey, but it is affecting a much wider area.

By Monday night, more than 2.8 million customers were without power across 11 states and the District of Columbia, according to the latest CNN estimate. At least 11 people have died.

Here's a look at how coastal states are dealing with the storm:

CONNECTICUT

One person was killed and two sustained injuries that weren't life-threatening after a large tree fell on them in Mansfield, according to a statement from Connecticut State Police.

Gov. Dan Malloy said authorities are worried about high tides, particularly the one at midnight Monday, which could be up to 11 feet above the normal high tide and "has the potential to cause unprecedented damage."

"The potential loss of life and loss of property in Connecticut, if these numbers are hit, will be extremely high," he said. "This is the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes. And we continue to do anything in our power to be ready."

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Because of dangerous driving conditions, all state highways were closed to nonemergency vehicles starting at 1 p.m. Monday, the governor said in a statement.

President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for Connecticut.

Mass transit grinds to a halt

DELAWARE

Parts of the Delaware coast experienced significant flooding.

By early Monday, the National Guard and local authorities were responding to residents who did not evacuate and "need to be rescued from flooding," Gov. Jack Markell said in a Twitter post.

Markell ordered the evacuation of all coastal communities and a flood-prone area in southern Delaware.

Shelters opened beginning Sunday afternoon to accommodate those who have left their homes but have nowhere else to go. Statewide, 500 people spent the night in five shelters, Markell said Monday.

"The biggest concerns, the rain and the wind together make driving conditions absolutely miserable, so we put in a driving restriction today," he said.

The restrictions mean only "essential personnel," such as core government employees and those who provide health care services, should be driving.

Obama declared a state of emergency in the state Monday, the White House said.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The city's mass transit system, known as the Metro, stayed idle Monday.

All Washington public schools were closed Monday, Mayor Vincent Gray announced. The district readied for the storm's effects, which could include heavy rain, street flooding, strong winds, power outages and storm-surge flooding along the Potomac River and its tributaries, Gray said.

All federal buildings were closed to the public Monday and will be Tuesday as well

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President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the District of Columbia on Sunday.

Atlantic City, New Jersey, resident Kim Johnson inspects the area around her apartment building, which flooded on Tuesday, October 30. Large sections of an old boardwalk also were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly 11,000 people spent Monday night in 258 Red Cross-operated shelters across 16 states because of Sandy, the American Red Cross tells CNN. View photos of New York recovering from impact.Atlantic City, New Jersey, resident Kim Johnson inspects the area around her apartment building, which flooded on Tuesday, October 30. Large sections of an old boardwalk also were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly 11,000 people spent Monday night in 258 Red Cross-operated shelters across 16 states because of Sandy, the American Red Cross tells CNN. View photos of New York recovering from impact. Cars float in a flooded parking area on Tuesday in the financial district of New York.Cars float in a flooded parking area on Tuesday in the financial district of New York. A power line knocked over by a falling tree blocks a street on Tuesday in Chevy Chase, Maryland.A power line knocked over by a falling tree blocks a street on Tuesday in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Waves break next to an apartment building in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Waves break next to an apartment building in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Workers shovel debris from the streets in Ocean City, Maryland, on Tuesday.Workers shovel debris from the streets in Ocean City, Maryland, on Tuesday. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies over Central Park in New York City.A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies over Central Park in New York City. A man jogs near a darkened Manhattan skyline on Tuesday after much of New York City lost electricity.A man jogs near a darkened Manhattan skyline on Tuesday after much of New York City lost electricity. Workers clear a tree blocking East 96th Street in Central Park in New York on Tuesday. Workers clear a tree blocking East 96th Street in Central Park in New York on Tuesday. Rising water rushes into an underground parking garage in New York's financial district on Monday, October 29. Rising water rushes into an underground parking garage in New York's financial district on Monday, October 29. Taxis drive down a New York street where the power was out late Monday, October 29.Taxis drive down a New York street where the power was out late Monday, October 29. A firefighter speaks to a colleague while surveying damage caused by Sandy on Monday in New York.A firefighter speaks to a colleague while surveying damage caused by Sandy on Monday in New York. Flooded cars line the streets of New York's financial district Monday night.Flooded cars line the streets of New York's financial district Monday night. A truck drives by a flooded gas station in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn on Monday.A truck drives by a flooded gas station in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn on Monday. A flooded street is seen at nightfall during the storm on Monday in Atlantic City, New Jersey.A flooded street is seen at nightfall during the storm on Monday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Firefighters evaluate an apartment building in New York that had the front wall collapse during the storm on Monday.Firefighters evaluate an apartment building in New York that had the front wall collapse during the storm on Monday. Heavy rains fall in Manhattan on Monday.Heavy rains fall in Manhattan on Monday. People walk through water on the beach near high tide Monday as Sandy approaches Atlantic City.People walk through water on the beach near high tide Monday as Sandy approaches Atlantic City. Two men run down Foster Avenue while dodging high winds and waves from the storm on Monday in Marshfield, Massachusetts.Two men run down Foster Avenue while dodging high winds and waves from the storm on Monday in Marshfield, Massachusetts. An emergency vehicle plows through floodwaters on Monday in Dewey Beach, Delaware.An emergency vehicle plows through floodwaters on Monday in Dewey Beach, Delaware. A person tries to cross the street during the storm on Monday in Atlantic City.A person tries to cross the street during the storm on Monday in Atlantic City. A traffic sign warns motorists west of Philadelphia on Monday.A traffic sign warns motorists west of Philadelphia on Monday. A wall of water makes its way to shore as residents brave the storm Monday in Ocean City, Maryland.A wall of water makes its way to shore as residents brave the storm Monday in Ocean City, Maryland. A downed tree and fallen power lines lie over homes Monday on Harvard Street in Garden City, New York.A downed tree and fallen power lines lie over homes Monday on Harvard Street in Garden City, New York. Two people shoot video along Brooklyn Heights' Promenade on Monday as Sandy approaches landfall.Two people shoot video along Brooklyn Heights' Promenade on Monday as Sandy approaches landfall. Work crews push sand from a roadway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, due to storm surge related to flooding on Monday.Work crews push sand from a roadway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, due to storm surge related to flooding on Monday. Two women battle wind and rain with umbrellas in hand in Philadelphia on Monday.Two women battle wind and rain with umbrellas in hand in Philadelphia on Monday. Kira Brizill leads family members as high tide and winds flood the street on Monday in Freeport, New York.Kira Brizill leads family members as high tide and winds flood the street on Monday in Freeport, New York. John Edgecombe II, who is homeless, takes refuge from the rain and wind at a bus stop in Ward Circle in Washington on Monday.John Edgecombe II, who is homeless, takes refuge from the rain and wind at a bus stop in Ward Circle in Washington on Monday. Superstorm Sandy dumped a lot of rain, flooding a part of Greenpoint, BrooklynSuperstorm Sandy dumped a lot of rain, flooding a part of Greenpoint, Brooklyn A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation truck slowly drives on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as Sandy approaches Bensalem, Pennsylvania, on Monday.A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation truck slowly drives on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as Sandy approaches Bensalem, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Buses at Frankford terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sit idle after Mayor Michael Nutter ordered that all city offices be closed Monday and Tuesday due to potential damage from Sandy.Buses at Frankford terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sit idle after Mayor Michael Nutter ordered that all city offices be closed Monday and Tuesday due to potential damage from Sandy. A woman walks down the promenade along the East River in New York City on Monday.A woman walks down the promenade along the East River in New York City on Monday. Jillian Webb, left, and Arianna Corso are pelted by wind and sand on Lighthouse Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Monday.Jillian Webb, left, and Arianna Corso are pelted by wind and sand on Lighthouse Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Monday. Waves slam into the sea wall in Scituate, Massachusetts, on Monday.Waves slam into the sea wall in Scituate, Massachusetts, on Monday. Chris Losordo carries his father, Vin, across a flooded road in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on Monday.Chris Losordo carries his father, Vin, across a flooded road in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on Monday. A repair truck drives down a flooded street in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Monday.A repair truck drives down a flooded street in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Monday. Superstorm Sandy dumped a lot of rain on West Side Highway in Manhattan, NY.Superstorm Sandy dumped a lot of rain on West Side Highway in Manhattan, NY. Floodwaters cover the streets of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Monday.Floodwaters cover the streets of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Monday. Multiple waves hit the Cooper's Beach in Southampton, N.Y.<br/><br/>Multiple waves hit the Cooper's Beach in Southampton, N.Y. Waves crash against a previously damaged pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches landfall on Monday.Waves crash against a previously damaged pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches landfall on Monday. High winds broke part of a crane boom on this building under construction in Manhattan, causing several nearby buildings to be evacuated.High winds broke part of a crane boom on this building under construction in Manhattan, causing several nearby buildings to be evacuated. An emergency vehicle drives down Cape May, New Jersey's flooded Ocean Avenue on Monday.An emergency vehicle drives down Cape May, New Jersey's flooded Ocean Avenue on Monday. A young boy runs along Rockaway Beach in the Queens, New York, on Monday.A young boy runs along Rockaway Beach in the Queens, New York, on Monday.  A woman examines her storm-damaged porch as heavy rain continues to pour in Winthrop, Massachusetts, on Monday. A woman examines her storm-damaged porch as heavy rain continues to pour in Winthrop, Massachusetts, on Monday. A lone figure makes his way down Seventh Street in Lindenhurst, New York, on Monday.A lone figure makes his way down Seventh Street in Lindenhurst, New York, on Monday. People brave high winds and waves in Winthrop, Massachusetts, as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast on Monday.People brave high winds and waves in Winthrop, Massachusetts, as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast on Monday. A tree felled by the storm blocks Kramer Drive in Lindenhurst, New York, on Monday.A tree felled by the storm blocks Kramer Drive in Lindenhurst, New York, on Monday. Waves crash over a street in Winthrop, Massachusetts, as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on Monday.Waves crash over a street in Winthrop, Massachusetts, as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on Monday. A police vehicle drives through a flooded area in New York on Monday.A police vehicle drives through a flooded area in New York on Monday. The New York skyline is seen from the bank of the East River on Monday.The New York skyline is seen from the bank of the East River on Monday. People walk on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, on Monday.People walk on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, on Monday. A man stands on the beach as heavy waves pound the shoreline Monday in Cape May, New Jersey.A man stands on the beach as heavy waves pound the shoreline Monday in Cape May, New Jersey. The dome of the U.S. Capitol building is seen through a window as heavy rain hits Washington on Monday.The dome of the U.S. Capitol building is seen through a window as heavy rain hits Washington on Monday. A member of the press takes a photo of a flooded street on Monday in Atlantic City, New Jersey.A member of the press takes a photo of a flooded street on Monday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A man takes a picture of the storm with his phone from the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, on Monday.A man takes a picture of the storm with his phone from the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, on Monday. A man stands on the sidewalk Monday as a vehicle drives up a flooded street in Atlantic City.A man stands on the sidewalk Monday as a vehicle drives up a flooded street in Atlantic City. The Hudson River comes over the sea wall along the West Side Promenade in the Battery Park area in New York on Monday.The Hudson River comes over the sea wall along the West Side Promenade in the Battery Park area in New York on Monday. The owner of the Wilton House locks up his bar on Monday in Hoboken, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area.The owner of the Wilton House locks up his bar on Monday in Hoboken, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area. Two people stand near the edge of the boardwalk on Monday in Ocean City, Maryland.Two people stand near the edge of the boardwalk on Monday in Ocean City, Maryland. People fight against the wind along Brighton Beach in New York on Monday.People fight against the wind along Brighton Beach in New York on Monday. A jogger runs along the East River in New York on Monday as a police car secures the area.A jogger runs along the East River in New York on Monday as a police car secures the area. A man watches as the tidal surge pounds a pier in Ocean City, Maryland, on Monday.A man watches as the tidal surge pounds a pier in Ocean City, Maryland, on Monday. A street on the shoreline of Milford, Connecticut, floods at high tide as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday.A street on the shoreline of Milford, Connecticut, floods at high tide as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday. A sailboat smashes on the rocks after breaking free from its mooring on City Island, New York, on Monday.A sailboat smashes on the rocks after breaking free from its mooring on City Island, New York, on Monday. A lone tourist stands in Times Square early Monday as New Yorkers brace against Hurricane Sandy.A lone tourist stands in Times Square early Monday as New Yorkers brace against Hurricane Sandy. A satellite image taken at 12:25 p.m. ET Monday shows Sandy moving over the Northeast.A satellite image taken at 12:25 p.m. ET Monday shows Sandy moving over the Northeast. A restaurant on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is boarded up in preparation for the bad weather on Monday. A restaurant on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is boarded up in preparation for the bad weather on Monday. A man walks down a flooded street in Atlantic City on Monday before the hurricane makes landfall.A man walks down a flooded street in Atlantic City on Monday before the hurricane makes landfall. Tourists wear plastic ponchos in Times Square on Monday. Tourists wear plastic ponchos in Times Square on Monday. Air Force One arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. President Barack Obama canceled his appearance at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, and returned to Washington to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy. Air Force One arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. President Barack Obama canceled his appearance at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, and returned to Washington to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy. A road leading to casinos in Atlantic City is empty before the hurricane makes landfall on Monday. A road leading to casinos in Atlantic City is empty before the hurricane makes landfall on Monday. Obama steps off Air Force One on Monday after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base. Obama steps off Air Force One on Monday after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base. A truck moves north on South Long Beach Avenue as rising water and wind ahead of Hurricane Sandy flood the area on Monday in Freeport, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the United States, is expected to bring days of rain, high wind and, in places, heavy snow.A truck moves north on South Long Beach Avenue as rising water and wind ahead of Hurricane Sandy flood the area on Monday in Freeport, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the United States, is expected to bring days of rain, high wind and, in places, heavy snow. An overhead sign on the Southern Parkway alerts motorists to road closings in Wantagh, New York, on Monday.An overhead sign on the Southern Parkway alerts motorists to road closings in Wantagh, New York, on Monday. A truck fights its way through water on a road in Southampton, New York, on Monday.A truck fights its way through water on a road in Southampton, New York, on Monday. Andy Becica watches the heavy surf from Hurricane Sandy wash in Monday at Cape May, New Jersey. The full force of Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the New Jersey coastline later Monday.Andy Becica watches the heavy surf from Hurricane Sandy wash in Monday at Cape May, New Jersey. The full force of Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the New Jersey coastline later Monday. Water forced ashore ahead of the hurricane starts to flood Beach Avenue in Cape May on Monday morning.Water forced ashore ahead of the hurricane starts to flood Beach Avenue in Cape May on Monday morning. A tattered piece of a billboard blows in the wind Monday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A tattered piece of a billboard blows in the wind Monday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Water floods a street in Atlantic City.Water floods a street in Atlantic City. An ambulance maneuvers through water on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Queens as the weather sours Monday in New York City.An ambulance maneuvers through water on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Queens as the weather sours Monday in New York City. People pose for pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday.People pose for pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday.  A wave crashes over the bow of a tugboat in New York Harbor on Monday. A wave crashes over the bow of a tugboat in New York Harbor on Monday. Cape May Lighthouse shines over the heavy surf. Cape May Lighthouse shines over the heavy surf. Dark clouds cover the skyline of Manhattan early Monday.Dark clouds cover the skyline of Manhattan early Monday. A satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy at 8:25 a.m. ET Monday. Forecasters warned that Sandy was likely to collide with a cold front and spawn a "superstorm" that could generate flash floods, snowstorms and massive power outages.A satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy at 8:25 a.m. ET Monday. Forecasters warned that Sandy was likely to collide with a cold front and spawn a "superstorm" that could generate flash floods, snowstorms and massive power outages. People stand on the beach watching the heavy surf caused by the approaching hurricane on Sunday in Cape May.People stand on the beach watching the heavy surf caused by the approaching hurricane on Sunday in Cape May. Sean Doyle of Levittown and Andrew Hodgson of Hicksville pull their boat from Long Island Sound on Sunday at Oyster Bay, New York.Sean Doyle of Levittown and Andrew Hodgson of Hicksville pull their boat from Long Island Sound on Sunday at Oyster Bay, New York. With Hurricane Sandy approaching, the Long Island Railroad announced the suspension of service at 7 p.m. Sunday in Hicksville, New York.With Hurricane Sandy approaching, the Long Island Railroad announced the suspension of service at 7 p.m. Sunday in Hicksville, New York. Lisa Cellucci holds her umbrella as it is blown backward by Hurricane Sandy's winds as her friend Kim Vo watches on Sunday in Cape May.Lisa Cellucci holds her umbrella as it is blown backward by Hurricane Sandy's winds as her friend Kim Vo watches on Sunday in Cape May. People look at the surf as high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy arrive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Sunday. People look at the surf as high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy arrive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Sunday. A construction worker covers air vents Sunday to try to prevent the New York subway system from flooding by Hurricane Sandy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a shutdown and suspension of all subway, bus and commuter rail service in response to the storm. A construction worker covers air vents Sunday to try to prevent the New York subway system from flooding by Hurricane Sandy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a shutdown and suspension of all subway, bus and commuter rail service in response to the storm. Residents of Long Beach, New York, fill sandbags on Sunday in preparation for the storm.Residents of Long Beach, New York, fill sandbags on Sunday in preparation for the storm. A satellite image from 10:10 a.m. ET on Sunday shows Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean grazing the East Coast.A satellite image from 10:10 a.m. ET on Sunday shows Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean grazing the East Coast. A man surfs at Rockaway Beach in Queens as Hurricane Sandy approaches Sunday.A man surfs at Rockaway Beach in Queens as Hurricane Sandy approaches Sunday. Scott Davenport brings plywood to cover the windows at the Trump Plaza casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday. Scott Davenport brings plywood to cover the windows at the Trump Plaza casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday. Bob Kaege takes a measurement while boarding up a shop in Cold Spring, New Jersey, on Saturday as Marie Jadick speaks on the telephone getting an updated weather report in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.Bob Kaege takes a measurement while boarding up a shop in Cold Spring, New Jersey, on Saturday as Marie Jadick speaks on the telephone getting an updated weather report in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Houses are flooded in the neighborhood of La Javilla in Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic, on Friday.Houses are flooded in the neighborhood of La Javilla in Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic, on Friday. Residents watch firefighters battle a blaze in Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday. The fire, which destroyed the home, was started by a faulty generator that was triggered when Sandy caused a blackout, firefighters said.Residents watch firefighters battle a blaze in Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday. The fire, which destroyed the home, was started by a faulty generator that was triggered when Sandy caused a blackout, firefighters said. A motorcyclist rides through a flooded street Friday in Petit-Goâve, Haiti, where three overflowing rivers put homes and farms under water.A motorcyclist rides through a flooded street Friday in Petit-Goâve, Haiti, where three overflowing rivers put homes and farms under water. Corey Hutterli works on securing his sailboat as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy are felt in Miami Beach, Florida, on Thursday, October 25.Corey Hutterli works on securing his sailboat as the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy are felt in Miami Beach, Florida, on Thursday, October 25. A woman stands at the entrance of her house surrounded by flood water after heavy rain in Santo Domingo on Thursday.A woman stands at the entrance of her house surrounded by flood water after heavy rain in Santo Domingo on Thursday. People walk on a flooded street after Hurricane Sandy hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday.People walk on a flooded street after Hurricane Sandy hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday. Burt Myrich boards up a home in preparation for Hurricane Sandy on Saturday in Cape May, New Jersey. Burt Myrich boards up a home in preparation for Hurricane Sandy on Saturday in Cape May, New Jersey. A woman peers out the door of her house Thursday after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Bayamo, Cuba.A woman peers out the door of her house Thursday after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Bayamo, Cuba. A man clears debris from his house on Thursday. It was demolished by Hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba.A man clears debris from his house on Thursday. It was demolished by Hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba. Residents in Bayamo, Cuba, try to fix a house damaged by hurricane Sandy on Thursday.Residents in Bayamo, Cuba, try to fix a house damaged by hurricane Sandy on Thursday. A U.N. peacekeeper on Thursday stands at the edge of a bridge that was washed away by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.A U.N. peacekeeper on Thursday stands at the edge of a bridge that was washed away by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A house ruined by heavy flooding from Hurricane Sandy sits abandoned in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday.A house ruined by heavy flooding from Hurricane Sandy sits abandoned in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday. Men deal with downed tree branches after heavy rain caused by Hurricane Sandy in Kingston, Jamaica, on Wednesday, October 24.Men deal with downed tree branches after heavy rain caused by Hurricane Sandy in Kingston, Jamaica, on Wednesday, October 24. Students walk in floodwater from Hurricane Sandy's rain in Santo Domingo on Wednesday.Students walk in floodwater from Hurricane Sandy's rain in Santo Domingo on Wednesday. Citizens of Bayamo, Cuba, buy food on Wednesday, as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.Citizens of Bayamo, Cuba, buy food on Wednesday, as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Waves hit the coast in Santo Domingo on Wednesday. Waves hit the coast in Santo Domingo on Wednesday. Citizens of Bayamo talk on the sidewalk on Wednesday. Citizens of Bayamo talk on the sidewalk on Wednesday. People in Bayamo hold umbrellas as they purchase food Wednesday before the arrival of the hurricane.People in Bayamo hold umbrellas as they purchase food Wednesday before the arrival of the hurricane. 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118 > >> Photos: Sandy\'s destructive pathPhotos: Sandy's destructive path View Hurricane Sandy from space Atlantic City braces for Hurricane Sandy Watch the evolution of the superstorm

MAINE

The Maine Emergency Management Agency warned Sandy could create "significant problems" such as high surf, fierce winds and coastal erosion.

Flooding is also possible in areas where rain is heaviest, emergency officials said.

In anticipation of widespread power outages, Gov. Paul LePage signed a "limited emergency declaration" so power crews from other states and Canada can help the state prepare for Sandy. The declaration also extends the hours that power company crews can drive.

Thousands of flights grounded worldwide

MARYLAND

Gov. Martin O'Malley said officials in Maryland prepared for the worst.

"This is going to be a long night," he said late Monday. "We're only now just kind of beginning the rough part of this storm. These next 12 hours will likely be the most intense."

Public schools in Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George's County were closed Monday. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced mandatory travel restrictions for city roadways, starting at 6 p.m. Monday.

In the coastal city of Annapolis, city crews distributed sandbags to residents and businesses to help them prepare for flooding.

Obama declared a state of emergency in Maryland on Sunday.

What to expect when Hurricane Sandy hits

MASSACHUSETTS

Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency for the Bay State.

Hoping to avoid the kind of criticism utilities received after last year's Hurricane Irene and other storms, Patrick said utilities plan to pair tree removal and power restoration crews, rather than having them work separately, so that work can be done more efficiently.

Boston announced that schools were closed Monday, and all public transportation services in the city were suspended. Schools were scheduled to be open Tuesday.

Obama also declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts.

"All in all, we're holding our own," Patrick told reporters Monday afternoon. "I think it's going well, but it's nature, and it can change in a minute."

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Sandy could bring winds of up to 70 mph and dump 1 to 4 inches of rain to parts of the Granite State, Gov. John Lynch's office said.

Lynch urged drivers to stay off the state's roads and asked employers to release workers early Monday afternoon to avoid travel after 3 p.m. when high winds and heavy rains were expected to intensify.

"This will be significant storm for New Hampshire, and we are urging all citizens to exercise common sense and extreme caution," Lynch said in a statement after declaring a state of emergency.

The governor asked the National Guard to place 100 troops on active duty, with 100 more on standby.

NEW JERSEY

Two people in Morris County were killed Monday evening when a tree fell on their car, authorities said. A male of unknown age was also killed in Hawthorne when a tree fell on a house, according to Hawthorne Fire Chief Joseph Speranza.

Several feet of water were flooding parts of Atlantic City on Monday, and authorities worked to evacuate hundreds of people from West Atlantic City, where waters were "dangerously high," said Linda Gilmore, a spokeswoman for Atlantic County.

Atlantic City was under curfew from 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

"When Mother Nature sends her wrath your way, we're at her mercy, and so all we can do is stay prayerful and do the best that we can," Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford told CNN.

He said the city could get as much of 5 feet of water, and video showed downtown streets looking like rivers.

New Jersey was the first to announce mandatory evacuations. The state's barrier islands from Sandy Hook south to Cape May were ordered to clear out, along with Atlantic City's casinos.

"We're at a moment now where evacuations are no longer possible. And we're no longer able to come and rescue people," Gov. Chris Christie said Monday afternoon.

Addressing those who chose not to evacuate, he said: "We will not be able to come and help you until daylight tomorrow. Please try to hunker down and stay safe until then."

All state offices were closed Monday, with only essential employees expected to report to work, Christie announced. The same will be true Tuesday.

New Jersey Transit came to a halt and will remain suspended indefinitely. Flooding from Sandy also forced the closure of Newark Liberty International and Teterboro airports.

Obama declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, Christie announced Monday.

NEW YORK

"We knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm, and the storm has met our expectations. The worst of the weather has come, and city certainly is feeling the impacts," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said late Monday.

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers were without power. A slow surge of water flooded parts of Lower Manhattan, and downed trees littered the city, sparking fires, the mayor said.

"These are not games. We've said from the very beginning, this is a once in a longtime storm," he said.

At least five people were killed in New York because of Sandy, said Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. One of the victims died when a tree fell on his home in Queens.

New York City's ubiquitous public transit system shut down ahead of Sandy's landfall, leaving iconic sites such as Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station empty.

Flooding was confirmed inside subway stations in Lower Manhattan, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said late Monday. As for possible damage, "It's too early to tell," he said.

Energy company Con Edison shut off power to parts of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Seawater from the storm surge threatened to flood the underground system.

Flooding also forced the closure of two major airports, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia. The runway intersection at the latter was covered by water.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for parts of the city. Evacuation centers have been opened in 76 locations, and schools were closed Monday.

Offices at the United Nations in Manhattan also were closed Monday. So was the New York Stock Exchange, which officials said would also be closed on Tuesday.

The Broadway League canceled all Broadway performances Monday and Tuesday night. Instead of tourists and theater fans, piles of sandbags lined Broadway.

Meanwhile, a crane atop a luxury Manhattan skyscraper under construction partly collapsed Monday, leaving its arm precariously perched and hanging over West 57th Street. New York City is experiencing strong winds because of Sandy, and the property group managing the site blamed the collapse on the storm.

Ahead of possible flooding, New York officials closed various bridges and tunnels, including two key traffic arteries Monday: the Hugh L. Carey and Holland tunnels, which connect Manhattan with Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey, respectively. They also announced the closure of the Tappan Zee Bridge, which stretches across the Hudson River about 25 miles north of New York City.

Gov. Cuomo directed 2,000 troops to mobilize for Sandy, and Obama has declared a state of emergency for New York.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Crew members of a tall ship used for classic adventure films faced a harrowing real-life drama Monday as Hurricane Sandy forced them to abandon ship about 90 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Fighting waves towering 18 feet high and winds of 40 mph, a group from the HMS Bounty boarded two lifeboats, the Coast Guard said. Two helicopter crews saved 14 people stranded in the Atlantic Ocean.

A deckhand missing from the ship was found dead, the Coast Guard said. The ship's captain remains missing.

Strong winds and rain that fell sideways lashed the Outer Banks as the outskirts of Sandy pummeled the barrier islands.

Forecast expect between 4 and 7 inches of rain to fall over several days in the Outer Banks, with some spots receiving eight or more inches.

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has declared a state of emergency for 24 counties in the western part of her state due to snow.

PENNSYLVANIA

Gov. Tom Corbett declared a statewide disaster emergency ahead of the storm.

Flooding, power outages and sustained high winds are anticipated, his office said. Sandy could even bring snow to parts of southwestern Pennsylvania and in higher elevations.

"Essentially, this is a hurricane wrapped in a nor'easter," Corbett said.

Throughout the state, 1,600 National Guard troops were deployed, the governor said in a Twitter post.

Public schools in Philadelphia were closed Monday. Public transportation in the Philadelphia area has also been suspended.

RHODE ISLAND

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency urged all residents to prepare for prolonged power outages, wind damage and water damage by keeping an emergency kit, securing property and taking boats out of the water.

State authorities have taken precautions such as checking and clearing drains in flood-prone areas and relocating state equipment if necessary.

Public schools in Providence, the state capital, were closed Monday.

Obama has declared a state of emergency for Rhode Island.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Heavy rains from the fringes of Sandy pelted much of South Carolina's coast, from Charleston to Myrtle Beach.

VIRGINIA

Virginia was one of several states to declare a state of emergency ahead of the storm. Computer models predict parts of the state could see as much as a foot of rain.

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Monday morning that his state had seen signs of the storm for days, but the worst was yet to come. He asked for a federal emergency declaration, which would free up funding.

Sandbags piled up inside restaurants in the Old Town section of Alexandria along the banks of the Potomac River.

All public schools in Fairfax County, a large school district in northern Virginia, will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Schools in Arlington, Norfolk and Newport were closed Monday.

WEST VIRGINIA

A woman was killed in a car accident after the storm dumped 5 inches of snow on the town of Davis, said Amy Shuler Goodwin, a spokeswoman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office.

West Virginia has declared a state of emergency as Sandy is dumping heavy snow and rain in parts of the Appalachian Mountains.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Suzanne Malveaux, Mark Norman, Jason Kessler, George Howell and Athena Jones contributed to this report.

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