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LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 28:  A man surfs as Hurrican Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, is predicted to bring heavy winds and flooding to the mid-atlantic region.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 28: A man surfs as Hurrican Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, is predicted to bring heavy winds and flooding to the mid-atlantic region. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)  

Before the storm: East coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy [SLIDESHOW]

The East coast is not expected to bear the brunt of Hurricane Sandy until late Monday into early Tuesday, but areas of New York, New Jersey and Delaware are already on the receiving end of the storm’s wrath.

Atlantic City, N.J. has all but shut down, downtown Manhattan is an eerie ghost town and other coastal regions are starting to flood.

Here are some scenes from Hurricane Sandy so far:

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  • Andy Becica stands on the beach watching the heavy surf from Hurricane Sandy wash in in, on October 29, 2012 in Cape May, New Jersey. Later today the full force of Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the New Jersey coastline bringing heavy winds and floodwaters.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • A man sits on a railing at Rockaway Beach Boulevard ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City's bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
  • Much of Manhattan was free of traffic as  Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012 in New York City.  The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will  bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • A man surfs as Hurrican Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, is predicted to bring heavy winds and flooding to the mid-atlantic region.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
  • People make their way up a flooded Guy Lomardo Avenue as high tide and winds from Hurricane Sandy combine to flood the area on October 29, 2012 in Freeport, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
  • A car sits in a flooded street near the ocean ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Governor Chris Christie?s emergency declaration is shutting down the city's casinos and 30,000 residents were ordered to evacuate. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • A surfer walks into the heavy surf caused by approaching hurricane Sandy, on October 28, 2012 in Cape May, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the New Jersey coastline sometime on Monday bringing heavy winds and floodwaters.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • People walk across Beach Ave. as flood waters from Hurricane Sandy rush in on October 29, 2012 in Cape May, New Jersey. Later today the full force of Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the New Jersey coastline bringing heavy winds and floodwaters.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • People make their way up a flooded Guy Lomardo Avenue as high tide and winds from Hurricane Sandy combine to flood the area on October 29, 2012 in Freeport, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
  • A woman walks past a boarded up Saks Fifth Avenue  October 29, 2012 as New Yorkers prepare for Hurricane Sandy which is suppose to hit the city later tonight. Much of the eastern United States was in lockdown mode October 29, 2012 awaiting the arrival of a hurricane dubbed "Frankenstorm" that threatened to wreak havoc on the area with storm surges, driving rain and devastating winds. 
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  • A truck moves north on South Long Beach Avenue as high tide and winds from Hurricane Sandy combine to flood the area on October 29, 2012 in Freeport, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
  • This NASA satellite image shows what Hurricane Sandy looked like Monday morning.