• Hurricane Sandy hit the Bahamas after claiming 21 lives in the Caribbean, including 11 people killed in eastern Cuba.
• New York declared a state of emergency ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
• A State of Emergency declared in New Jersey, with fears it could bear the brunt of the hurricane.
• Death toll from Sandy rises to 66 as it moves from the Caribbean to U.S. coastal areas.
• Schools ordered to close on Monday.
• Evacuations ordered in parts of lower Manhattan, sections of Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey and Atlantic City.
• 72 evacuation centers created around the city.
• New York’s subway shut down for 24 hours, beginning 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
• Broadway theaters, The United Nations and New Jersey casinos shut for 24 to 48 hours.
• Airlines cancel more than 7,000 flights.
• Mayor Bloomberg said he ordered an evacuation of the low-lying areas along the edges of the city including parts of lower Manhattan, sections of Brooklyn and Staten Island, and the Rockaways in Queens.
• 200 New York Army National Guard soldiers and 150 airmen deployed to New York City.
• The New York Stock Exchange announced it would close the floor on Monday and suspend all trading.
Monday, Oct. 29:
• At 5 a.m., the huge storm was producing sustained winds of 85 mph after turning due north, according to the National Hurricane Center.
• Thousands of New Jersey and Long Island residents woke to no power.
• 5,000 homes and businesses in the Jersey area were without service, CNN reported.
• At 8 a.m., Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane, was 265 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J., and about 310 miles south-southeast of New York City. Maximum sustained winds were at 85 mph.
• According to the New York Post, at 4 p.m. today, a seawater surge and high winds could create flooding in low lying areas.
• According to CNN, the hurricane is expected to make landfall between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, on the Delmarva Peninsula or Jersey Shore.