Water rushes into the Battery Tunnel in New York City. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
People take photos on a flooded street in New York City. Picture: REUTERS
The dark Manhattan skyline after the power was turned off. Picture: REUTERS
The floodwaters in the borough of Brooklyn of New York City. Picture: REUTERS
A fallen tree lies in the Chelsea neighbourhood of New York City. Picture: REUTERS
A man takes photos in Brooklyn. Picture: REUTERS
The storm surge breaks below homes in Shinnecock Hills, New York. Picture: REUTERS
Two men walk along the Hudson River in New Jersey. Picture: REUTERS
Hurricane Sandy crashes into the east coast at Winthorp, Massachusetts. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
A collapsed crane hangs from a skyscraper in New York City. Picture: REUTERS
A man watches the storm roll in in New York City. Picture: REUTERS
A restaurant owner cleans up after flooding in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Picture: REUTERS
A surfer braves the waves in Coney Island. Picture: REUTERS.
Two boys brave the weather in Massachusetts. Picture: REUTERS
Waves crash into a collapsed pier in Maryland. Picture: REUTERS
A man wades through a flooded street in Maryland. Picture: REUTERS
A man wades through water in Maryland. Picture: REUTERS
People watch the waves crash into the coast at Winthorp, Massachusetts. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
The destructive Hurricane Sandy, which has caused dozens of deaths across the Caribbean, is preparing to strike the east coast of the United States.
LIVE STREAM: Hurricane Sandy strikes
The huge storm, generating winds of up to 150km/h, is set to make landfall in New Jersey or Delaware in the coming hours.
Millions of people have been affected by the Category 1 hurricane in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia.
Hurricane Sandy killed more than 50 people in the Caribbean and caused extensive damage and destruction in the island nations of Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti.