Fierce winds and rain started pelting Newark Sunday and continued into the work week, closing many local businesses, schools and government organizations, and – perhaps most disappointing – canceling the city's annual Halloween Parade. Residents of Newark's low-lying, flood-prone areas were urged to leave their homes Monday before Hurricane Sandy struck. Winds upwards of 50 miles per hour and up to 10 feet of rain were expected to pound the region overnight Monday and into Tuesday, causing major power outages and possible damage to homes. Fortunately, many of those fears were futile: damage to local homes as the result of the storm was minimal, and no city residents lost power for any significant amount of time, city officials said. The major struggle now for residents is going to be raking up all those leaves.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
No links. Comments containing links to outside websites will be deleted.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.