(Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Bocchieri Archive) HOBOKEN, NJ – October 29: as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012 in HOBOKEN, NJ. 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 Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced states of emergency and closures of public transit.