Photos: Superstorm Sandy Pulls Plug on Wall Street as Deluge Hits Lower Manhattan [PHOTOS]
By Umberto Bacchi | Oct 30, 2012 09:08 PM EDT
Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm caused record flooding in New York City, inundating parts of Lower Manhattan and the financial district.
The Wall Street area was partially flooded as waters surged to a record level of 13.7ft (4.15m) in Lower Manhattan.
New York Stock Exchange is to remain closed on Tuesday.
"We intend to re-open our U.S. markets on Wednesday ... conditions permitting," Financial market operator NYSE Euronext said.
375,000 residents were ordered to evacuate the area as seawater and the Hudson River surged to swamp subways, road tunnels and underground car parks.
"The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night," NYC transport director Joseph Lhota said.
500,000 homes in Manhattan suffered from power cuts.
Sandbags in front of a building entrance in Wall StreetSource: Twitter Date:10/30/2012
A car park in New York financial districtSource: Twitter Date:10/30/2012
Cars washed away by water in Lower ManhattanSource: Twitter Date:10/30/2012
A loan passenger waits for the one of the last uptown 4 subway trains from the Wall Street station in New York on MondaySource: Reuters Date:10/30/2012
Streets of Manhattan Lower East Side under waterSource: Twitter Date:10/30/2012
A security guard walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New YorkSource: Reuters Date:10/30/2012
Wall Street deserted on Monday morningSource: Twitter Date:10/30/2012
"Generator on at Goldman Sachs. Floating car in front," Tweeted CahrliewalkSource: Twitter Date:10/30/2012