Massive storm's effects felt across the eastern seaboard
POSTED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:00am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Millions are without power and at least ten people are dead as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue to make pummel the Northeast.
Large parts of south New Jersey are under water this morning, and the threat of more damage is no where near passed punishing winds continue to blow.
At the height of the storm Sandy turned streets into rivers and ripped shingles from roofs in northern New Jersey.
The storm sent a record 13-foot storm surge into New York City, flooding tunnels, subways and streets.
At Langone Medical Center a blown generator forced emergency evacuations.
In Atlantic City flood waters destroyed a portion of the world famous boardwalk.
The National Guard rescued at least two dozen people trapped in shelters that lost power.
To anyone else still on the barrier islands, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered little hope.
"This is now your responsibility," Christie warned. "If you are still able to hear me we need you to hunker down."
The super-storm wreaked havoc along the East Coast, stretching out more than 700 miles.
Winds, at times higher than 80 miles an hour, tore down trees and power lines.
At least two homes in Connecticut were destroyed by fire.
Floods prevented firefighters from saving them.
In Queens another fire damaged more than 50 homes.
Across the nation more than 12,000 flights have been canceled.
A winter storm warning is in effect for southwest Virginia, parts of Tennessee and the North Carolina mountains through Wednesday morning.
Early estimates put the damage somewhere between $10 and 20-billion, which could make this storm one of the costliest in U.S. history.