Hurricane Sandy Through The Lens as America Battles Nature’s Worse Challenge

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A rage from the end of the Earth: Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy caused dozens of colleges throughout the mid-Atlantic states to cancel classes and shut down operations Monday and many will remain closed Tuesday.

An estimated 1.2 million college students have been effected by Sandy, according to CNN’s Chandler Friedman.

The University of Virginia, Georgetown, New York, Syracuse and Penn State Universities will all remain closed Tuesday after canceling classes Monday because of Sandy. Boston University canceled classes through 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Universities in Maryland and Virginia shut down, as did most colleges in New Jersey. All of the City University of New York campuses, Columbia University and New York University canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday.

Every college in the Washington, D.C. area canceled classes on Monday, and many were calling them off on Tuesday as well. The University of Vermont closed for Monday, the AP reports.

Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Mass., canceled classes for the first time in 34 years.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28: A sign announcing the temporary closure of the New York subway system, due to Hurricane Sandy, is seen in the subway prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on October 28, 2012 in New

A road sign warns drivers of weather conditions in downtown Washington, DC October 28, 2012 ahead of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall. US emergency officials braced for the potentially massive impact of a so-called ‘Frankenstorm’ Sunday as Hurricane Sandy lumbered north in the

Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as seen from the Brooklyn Heights promenade in the Brooklyn borough of New York. One World Trade Center, background center, remains brightly lit. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm
Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain
Wind-blown mist from the Hudson River along with driving rain in West New York, N.J. fills the air Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast. The Manhattan borough of New York is in the background.
Misery: Effect of the storm felling trees and disrupting normal life
People wade and paddle down a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy approaches, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Lindenhurst, N.Y. Gaining speed and power through the day, the storm knocked out electricity to more than 1 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more.

The number 1 subway train station is blocked by sandbags at Battery Park in New York Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in preparation for a possible storm surge as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal
n Baltimore’s Fells Point waterfront neighborhood, some streets near the harbor, normally filled with the cars of residents and visitors, are deserted Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012 as city officials ordered cars to be moved from low-lying areas. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass

With only a security officer in the station, sandbags block the entry to the closed Staten Island Ferry in New York Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, all public transportation has been shut down as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Sandbags block the entry to the closed Staten Island Ferry in New York Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as all public transportation has been shut down as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 29: People take pictures on the Rockaway Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The storm, which threatens 50 million
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – OCTOBER 29: Flood waters begin to flood a street near the ocean ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie’s emergency declaration is shutting down the city’s
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – OCTOBER 29: Water floods a street ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie’s emergency declaration is shutting down the city’s casinos and 30,000 residents
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – OCTOBER 29: A car sits in a flooded street near the ocean ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie’s emergency declaration is shutting down the city’s
Norfolk resident Jack Devnew and his dog check on his boat at a marina near downtown Norfolk, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area. (Steve Helber, AP)
Police and firefighters respond to a downed street light on FDR drive, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous
Fenwick Island, Del.
Richard Thomas walks through the flood waters in front of his home after assisting neighbors as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Fenwick Island, Del. Forecasters warned that the New York City region could face the worst of Hurricane Sandy as it bore down on the U.S. East Coast’s largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of financial markets and mass transit, sending coastal residents fleeing and threatening high winds, rain and a wall of water up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) tall. It could endanger up to 50 million people for days. (Alex Brandon, AP)
A pedestrian walks her dog through a working crew as they stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial Center in anticipation of massive flooding, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern
Rough surf of the Atlantic Ocean breaks over the beach onto the Beach Ave., Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012, in Cape May, N.J., as high tide and Hurricane Sandy begin to arrive. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial
A stranded car sits parked along a street near downtown Norfolk, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area. (Steve Helber, AP)
Sandbags protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. There had been plans to allow electronic trading to go forward on the New York Stock Exchange but with a storm surge expected to cover parts of lower Manhattan in water, officials decided late Sunday that it was too risky to ask any personnel to staff the exchanges. (Richard Drew, AP)
Michael Bolick works on the roof of his friend Chris Villarreal’s house Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Sunset Park, N.C. Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is a couple of hundred miles off the North Carolina coast and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night. The National Hurricane Center said Sunday afternoon that the storm has winds of 75 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 175 miles from the storm’s center. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Jeff Janowski)
Michael Bolick works on the roof of his friend Chris Villarreal’s house Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Sunset Park, N.C. Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is a couple of hundred miles off the North Carolina coast and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night. The National Hurricane Center said Sunday afternoon that the storm has winds of 75 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 175 miles from the storm’s center. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Jeff Janowski)
Red Cross workers set up cots inside the West Philadelphia High School Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in Philadelphia. The school is being used as one of the city’s shelters for residents as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the Atlantic on a collision course with two other weather systems that could turn it into one of the most fearsome storms on

A Hoboken University Medical Center patient is transported into an ambulance during a mandatory evacuation of all ground floor units in anticipation of incoming Hurricane Sandy, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small

ICKSVILLE, NY – OCTOBER 28: With Hurricane Sandy approaching, the Long Island Railroad announced the suspension of their service at 7pm on Sunday night, October 28, 2012 in Hicksville, New York. Sandy, which has already claimed over

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