New York City has come to a standstill as millions prepared for the arrival of hurricane Sandy. Public transport has been shut and people living in low-lying areas have been told to leave their homes. Hurricane Sandy hit land on Monday evening and converge with two other weather systems. Here is how it was shown on the news.
Hurricane Sandy: New York – the city that never sleeps – shuts down
They say that New York is the city that never sleeps. But throughout Manhattan on Sunday night,many businesses were preparing to shut down, perhaps for days. A monster of a hurricane, potentially the largest on record, was barrelling toward the city, threatening business owners with catastrophic damages, huge flooding and power outages that could last for days. In Times Square, restaurants, electronics shops and perfumeries were sending employees home before 7pm, when the city's subways closed.
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