Photo Gallery: Hurricane Sandy 10/19

Judiann Parker watches the rough surf of the Atlantic Ocean from a partially boarded-up window early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Cape May, N.J., as high tide and Hurricane Sandy begin to arrive. With Sandy poised to make a direct hit on New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie has issued a typically blunt warning to those thinking of riding it out in low-lying coastal areas: "Don't be stupid. Get out." The storm was still hundreds of miles away, but was already making its approach known to New Jersey on Sunday with high winds, rough surf and coastal flooding as thousands of people fled to what they hoped would be safer ground. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ORG XMIT: NJME102