Since 1978 the state of New York has been required to plan for a superstorm-like disaster. But detailed warnings went unheeded, and much of the planning and recovery from hurricane Sandy was done on the fly.
Experts have given New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg good reviews for their performances after hurricane Sandy.
'Superstorm' Sandy was over western Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, moving toward the Great Lakes. Some spots may see a foot of rain, and waves on Lakes Michigan and Huron could reach 35 feet.
Hurricane Sandy brings strong winds and rain, but for the New York area, the biggest concern may be the storm surge, which could come ashore in some places as a 13-foot wall of water.
The eye of Hurricane Sandy is still about 300 miles from land, but it's long reach is already being felt in 17 states. Some are being hit, others are getting ready for the storm's arrival.
The nation commemorated the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with moments of silence and a determination to carry on. In New York, the families of those lost visited the 9/11 Memorial for the first time.