Wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin lashes Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday, October 2. The storm stalled over the Bahamas and then began moving northward later in the day, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Darren Gallo walks home in Long Beach, New York, after two hours of surfing on October 2. The storm might stay in the Atlantic Ocean, away from the U.S. East Coast, but there is still a concern about heavy rain and potential flooding.
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Volunteers and public works employees load sandbags into people's cars on Friday, October 2, as residents of Alexandria, Virginia, prepare for potential flooding.
A man in Nassau puts up plywood shutters to cover store windows on Thursday, October 1.
A supermarket worker in Newport News, Virginia, readies cases of bottled water on October 1.
A boy walks on a beach in Belmar, New Jersey, on October 1, as front loaders build sand dunes in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin.
A boat is removed from the water in Newport News on October 1.
A catamaran sails off the coast of Virginia as the USS Harry S. Truman returns to port on October 1.