Hurricane Sandy transformed into a post-tropical cyclone as it made landfall in New Jersey yesterday evening (29 October), leading to major flooding in New York City.
The storm, spanning 970 miles, hit Atlantic City at 8pm New York time and caused a record storm surge of 13.88 feet (4.2 metres), which flooded into Lower Manhattan's Battery Park and parts of the New York subway.
Fire has reportedly destroyed about 50 homes in the New York borough of Queens.
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