A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island

 
A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island
A beach closed warning flag flutters in the wind before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Coney Island, New York, October 27, 2012. The beach is officially closed for the winter as lifeguards are no longer on duty but is still visited all year round. Tropical cyclone Sandy revved back up to hurricane strength on Saturday as it churned toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades. The late-season storm has been dubbed "Frankenstorm" by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm and is forecast to reach the U.S. coast close to Halloween. REUTERS/Chip East