Tree Hits Woman in Brooklyn

The effects of Hurricane Sandy reached New York City on Monday, knocking down trees and causing some flooding. A woman was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a tree in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The victim, described as being in her 50s, was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for a non–life threatening head injury. Flooding has been reported in parts of the city and water has breached the promenade in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City. Mayor Bloomberg again urged residents living in the city’s Evacuation Zone A to leave, saying “Conditions are deteriorating ... the window for your getting out safely is closing.”