Sandy socks East Coast

Swirling from the nation’s capital to New England, a hurricane-fueled superstorm struck the most populous region of the United States on Monday with the type of brute force that had been predicted for days, flooding roads and knocking out power to thousands in the D.C. region.

A few dozen people take refuge from Hurricane Sandy at a Red Cross shelter, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Deer Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

A few dozen people take refuge from Hurricane Sandy at a Red Cross shelter, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Deer Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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