Superstorm Evacuations

November 14, 2012 - 5:34 PM
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo, Carlo Popolano stands outside his beachfront home in Coney Island's Sea Gate community, after it was damaged in superstorm Sandy in New York. Popolano said he was watching the storm with his son and "everything was okay until about 7:30 and then one big wave came and washed away our whole backyard." Despite days of dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey ignored mandatory evacuation orders as Superstorm Sandy closed in. Now, after scores of deaths and harrowing escapes, emergency officials say they will look at what more can be done to persuade residents to get out when their lives are in danger. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)