Weehawken, NJ residents received help from rescue personnel as they fled their home to safety amid flooding Monday night.
Paramedics and other medical workers evacuate patients from NYU Langone Medical Center due to a power outage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
First responders called into action as city plunges into darkness.
Governor outlines emergency response, emphasizes storm's intensity and long duration.
"This is not a coastal threat alone," says FEMA director.