‘Frankenstorm’ Sandy hits US: LIVE UPDATES

Oct. 29, 19:17 EST:

Sandy is no longer a hurricane, but a “post-tropical” storm and is expected to make landfall in about an hour, the National Hurricane Center says.


Oct. 29, 19:15 EST:

Consolidated Edison, New York City’s utilities provider, is calling residents in low-lying parts of the city to warn that power could be shut off before the end of the night.
Oct 29, 18:50 EST:

More than 12,000 flights have been grounded as Hurricane Sandy pounds the US East Coast on Monday.

Oct. 29, 18:32 EST:

Sandy has so far left more than 1.5 million people without power in 11 states along the East Coast.

Oct. 29, 18:17 EST:Mayor Michael Bloomberg warns that conditions are expected to worsen, urging New Yorkers to stay inside. “Conditions outside are dangerous, and they are only going to get worse in the hours ahead,” he told a press conference.

Oct. 29, 18:10 EST: The United Nations headquarters in Manhattan will remain closed through Tuesday due to the weather.

Oct. 29, 17:56 EST:

All Broadway performances in NYC have been cancelled on Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy, the Broadway League says.

Oct. 29, 17:30 EST:

Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall around 6 pm EST just outside Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sandy is moving “quickly” towards southern New Jersey and Delaware, The National Hurricane Center says.

Oct. 29, 17:00 EST: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo orders the closing of several NYC bridges, except those in Staten Island.

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