|Updated: 10/30/2012 9:27 am
||Published: 10/29/2012 10:26 pm
After making landfall in New Jersey, Tropical Storm Sandy was downgraded from a hurricane, to a post tropical cyclone, but for some, the damage has already been done.
They don’t have power, or any way of moving around, and they don’t have a way of reaching out to anyone.
Images of the storm are all over the internet. Folks brave enough to step outside and snap a picture have brought us into their world filled with gray skies, water and heavy winds.
"The subways have shut down,” said Nikenya Hall.
Hall has been cooped up inside her Queens, New York apartment for hours. For once, the city that never sleeps is taking a break.
"It’s ghost town. You’ll see one or two people trying to brave it," said Hall.
Skype and text messages are her means of communication.
"I’m ok, I still have power," said Hall.
If she loses that she'll be just like hundreds of thousands along the east coast; spending the night in the dark.
Something Chris Braditz's family is already dealing with.
"What’s worse is being here and not being able to help," said Braditz.
His folks live in Delaware, and he has a brother in Maryland. All of them live in this massive storm's path.
"Hey, how are you? I'm calling you again," asked Khalil Hakim.
Hakim has been checking in with his family around the clock.
"I’ve got folks in Philadelphia, and New Jersey."
Fear has stretched much farther than Sandy's outer bands, and for everyone who's not in her direct path the chilling images make them feel like they are.
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