Hurricane Sandy, still hours away from making landfall in New Jersey, was already causing floods and destruction across the Mid-Atlantic region on Monday. Even as thousands fled the storm, officials urged those who stubbornly remained in its path to get out of the way and tried to prepare for a devastating storm surge expected at high tide Monday night. Transit shutdowns and school closings were expected to last at least into Tuesday.
A replica of the H.M.S. Bounty, a tall ship built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” starring Marlon Brando and used in the recent “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, sank Monday off the North Carolina coast. Two crew members remained missing after the ship was battered by 18-foot-high seas and thrashed by 40-mile-an hour winds from Hurricane Sandy, the United States Coast Guard reported.
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