Photos: Eastern US Braces For Superstorm Sandy

A news crew wades through sea foam blown onto Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. Governors from North Carolina, where steady rains were whipped by gusting winds Saturday night, to Connecticut declared states of emergency. Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities by 8 p.m. Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

According to the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sandy could be the largest storm to hit the United States.

Tens of millions of East Coast residents are preparing themselves for the monster storm. 

New York and other big cities closed their transit systems and schools and ordered residents of low-lying areas to evacuate.

The New York Stock Exchange will close its trading floor on Monday for the first time since Hurricane Gloria in 1985.

High winds blow sea foam into the air as a person walks across Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Storm waves from Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, New Jersey, October 28, 2012. The popular boardwalk in this resort town has dozens of businesses facing the ocean and is expected to get the full brunt of the storm when it hits land sometime Monday. Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
Ocean water rolls over state highway NC 12 in Buxton, N.C., on Hatteras Island at dawn on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy works its way north, battering the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
New York Stock Exchange workers place sand bags in front of doors and over electrical vaults at the exchange in New York October 28, 2012. The New York Stock Exchange placed sand bags around the perimeter of the building and announced they will close on Monday in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Utilities and state road workers monitor the situation on Virginia Dare Trail as rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy engulf the beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Police make a final sweep of the subway at Times Square in New York October 28, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, which could become the largest storm ever to hit the U.S., is set to bring much of the East Coast, including New York and Washington, to a virtual standstill in the next few days with battering winds, flooding and the risk of widespread power outages. New York and other cities and towns closed their transit systems and schools and ordered residents of low-lying areas to evacuate before a storm surge that could reach as high as 11 feet (3.4 meters). REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) employee tapes off the turnstiles to bar access to the subway in New York October 28, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, which could become the largest storm ever to hit the U.S., is set to bring much of the East Coast, including New York and Washington, to a virtual standstill in the next few days with battering winds, flooding and the risk of widespread power outages. New York and other cities and towns closed their transit systems and schools and ordered residents of low-lying areas to evacuate before a storm surge that could reach as high as 11 feet (3.4 meters). REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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Hurriccane Irene Pounded New York City, 26 Killed In East Coast – Photos

Please click here for: “In Picture: Superstorm Sandy Slams New Jersey Coast, Sends 13 Feet Surge In NYC”

On Sunday August 28, 2011, the center of Hurricane Irene passed over the Central Park in New York City at midmorning with the storm packing 65 mph winds.

Heavy rains flooded some areas in New York City.

At least 26 people were killed in the US East Coast so far because of the hurricane.

The hurricane also caused some tornado.

Some areas in the U.S. East Coast are still flooded.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: A view of rough surf and the Statue of Liberty from Valentino Pier in Red Hook Brooklyn as the skies clear in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in New York City. The hurricane hit New York as a Category 1 storm before being downgraded to a tropical storm. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images
A couple stands in floodwater along the seawall in Battery Park as Hurricane Irene passes through New York, Sunday, August 28, 2011. Battery Park City and other areas in Battery Park have been evacuated in advance of the storm. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
 A local resident of Red Hook, Betty Walsh, crosses a flooded street in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. AFP
Jimmy Kaplow, left, and David Korostoff, both of New York, step through standing water at the Bethesda Fountain area in New York’s Central Park as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A bicyclist makes his way past a stranded taxi on a flooded New York City Street as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
A security guard hangs on the door of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SUV in the middle of a flooded street Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Margaretville, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo was riding in the SUV, and posted some photos of the heavy flooding on his flickr site. Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Irene forced hundreds in the Hudson Valley from their homes, caused widespread power outages, closed 137 miles of the state’s main highway and swelled creeks and rivers to previously unseen levels. (AP Photo/Dick Sanford)
Two Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority trains sit in water on flooded tracks at Trenton train station Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Trenton, N.J., as rains from Hurricane Irene are causing inland flooding of rivers and streams. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
 People wade through flood waters at the intersection of Main St and Plymouth St in Dumbo Brooklyn after Hurricane Irene hit the New York City Area  Aug. 28, 2011
Hotel employees work to clear water from a flooded area of the Allegria Hotel after flooding from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York August 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene battered New York with heavy winds and driving rain on Sunday, shutting down the U.S. financial capital and most populous city, halting mass transit and causing massive power blackouts as it churned slowly northward along the eastern seaboard. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Rising water laps over the sea wall at Battery Park, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in New York. Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and rapidly rising seawater that threatened parts of the city. The rumble of the subway system was silenced for the first time in years, the city all but shut down for the strongest tropical lashing since the 1980s. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Eddie Lima, left, and Nancy Zakhary wade through a flooded area near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to take some pictures, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig
The ground floor entrance to the Allegria Hotel on West Broadway in Long Beach, N.Y., is covered in mud, after Hurricane Irene swept through Long Island on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Residents walk through a flooded street on Coney Island after Hurricane Irene hit New York. AFP
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Red Hook residents wade through flood waters filling the intersection of Van Brunt and Bowne St in Red Hook Brooklyn in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
A street stands deserted as Hurricane Irene hits in Brooklyn, in New York. AFP
A New York City taxi is stranded in deep water on Manhattan’s West Side as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan
A man walks on top of a wall next to a flooded highway in New Brunswick, N.J., Aug. 28, 2011, as heavy rains left by Hurricane Irene are causing inland flooding of rivers and streams. Flood waters rose all across New Jersey on Sunday, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Hurricane Irene weakened and moved on, leaving 600,000 homes and businesses without power. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A security guard hangs on the door of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SUV in the middle of a flooded street Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Margaretville, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo was riding in the SUV, and posted some photos of the heavy flooding on his flickr site. Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Irene forced hundreds in the Hudson Valley from their homes, caused widespread power outages, closed 137 miles of the state’s main highway and swelled creeks and rivers to previously unseen levels. (AP Photo/Dick Sanford)
Streets of Long Beach Island, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Rivers and creeks surged toward potentially record levels late Sunday as Irene, just the third hurricane to come ashore in New Jersey in the past 200 years, charged to the north and left behind a mess — and a sense that the state got off relatively easy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Streets of Asbury Park, N.J. are flooded after Hurricane Irene moved through the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
A person searches for anyone who may be occupying the building as raging flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene cross Route 100, closing the main road to traffic in Waitsfield, Vt., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Sandy Macys)
A Fairfield Beach Road home is submerged in Pine Creek in Fairfield, Conn. as treacherous weather caused by Tropical Storm Irene came through the area on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011. Tropical Storm Irene sent sea water flooding into shoreline communities and destroyed oceanfront homes as it surged across Connecticut on Sunday, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly half the state. (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Cathy Zuraw)
Denise Robinson clears out her destroyed beach home in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach after Hurricane Irene hit Virginia Beach, Va., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Officials speculate that a tornado swept through the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A flooded road is seen in Hatteras Island, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, after Hurricane Irene swept through the area Saturday cutting the roadway in five locations. Irene caused more than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast to reportedly lose power over the weekend, and at least 11 deaths were blamed on the storm. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
In this photo provided by Bill Deery, an historic footbridge is washed away by flood waters from Topical Storm Irene at Mt. Anthony Country club in Bennington, Vt., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. The remnants of Hurricane Irene dumped torrential rains on Vermont on Sunday, flooding rivers and closing roads from Massachusetts to the Canadian border, putting parts of two towns underwater and leaving one young woman swept away and feared drowned in the Deerfield River. (AP Photo/Bill Deery
A building is flooded by water that rose above the banks of the St. Jones River in Dover, Del., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, after Hurricane Irene dumped several inches of rain along the Delaware coast overnight. Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday, leaving treacherous flooding and millions without power. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Lechelle Spalding stands in front of her flooded home on the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene after it left the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Pictures-US East Coast Prepares For Hurricane Earl

Jay Farley, top, installs covers to a homeowner's oceanfront window as Jason Wheeler, bottom, looks on as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Will Hurricane Earl hit the USA?

If it does, it is going to be disaster because Earl is a powerful Category 4 storm.

People disembark from the ferry at Swan Quarter, N.C. after being evacuated from Ocracoke Island as Hurricane Earl approaches the Outer Banks on Sept. 1, 2010. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com

Tourist started to evacuate Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island and tourists were largely gone from North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

A ferry leaving Hatteras, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The governors of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency.

Emergency officials on Cape Cod braced for their first major storm since

Bob brought winds of up to 100 mph to coastal New England in August 1991.

Preparing for the Category 4 storm  as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Preparing for the Category 4 storm as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Surfing in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
People prepare to leave a vacation rental house in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
People prepare to leave a vacation rental house in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)