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A construction crane atop a luxury high-rise dangles precariously over the streets after collapsing in high winds from Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)
Monday, October 29, 2012
A construction crane is dangling from a luxury high-rise in New York City, after winds of up to 95mph hit the city.
People in cities on the east coast of the United States have been bracing themselves for the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which is due to hit land within hours.
No injuries have been reported beneath the crane, which was damaged at around 2.30pm eastern time, but engineers and fire department inspectors are planning to climb 74 flights of stairs to examine the structure, and have ordered the evacuation of neighbouring buildings as a precaution.
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Meanwhile, millions of people across the north-eastern United States have been preparing themselves for Hurricane Sandy.
From Washington to Boston, subways, buses, trains and schools have been shut down and more than 7,000 flights grounded across the region of 50 million people.
As the full power of the storm is unleashed, it threatens to flood shore town and cripple Wall Street and New York City’s subway system with a huge surge of corrosive seawater.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to move to higher ground to await the storm’s fury.
The storm has already washed away a section of the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, and there are reports of water was splashing over the seawalls at the southern tip of Manhattan.
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