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People stand among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton People stand among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York - Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.

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At least 15 people were reported killed in the United States by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country, which dropped just below hurricane status before making landfall on Monday night in New Jersey.

Three towns in New Jersey, just west of New York City, were inundated with up to 5 feet of water after a levee on the nearby Hackensack River was overtopped or breached, officials said. Rescuers were using boats to aid the marooned residents of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt.

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Hurricane Sandy damage on the bay side of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen))Hurricane Sandy damage on the bay side of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen))
Hurricane Sandy damage north of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen))Hurricane Sandy damage north of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen))
Hurricane Sandy damage in Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen))Hurricane Sandy damage in Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen))
Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guandagno meet with Mayor Matt Doherty to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen))Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guandagno meet with Mayor Matt Doherty to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen))
Kayakers take to the water to view Hurricane Sandy damage in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen))Kayakers take to the water to view Hurricane Sandy damage in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen))
Hurricane Sandy damage in on the bay side of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen) New Jersey Governor's Office)Hurricane Sandy damage in on the bay side of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen) New Jersey Governor’s Office)
Hurricane Sandy damage in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen))Hurricane Sandy damage in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Credit: (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen))
scenes from the ultra orthodox section of Williamsburg. Bedford ave closed to traffic due to fallen branches and damaged construction sites. Oct. 30 2012 (Credit: Stefano Giovannini)scenes from the ultra orthodox section of Williamsburg. Bedford ave closed to traffic due to fallen branches and damaged construction sites. Oct. 30 2012 (Credit: Stefano Giovannini)
A man peers into the closed Bowling Green subway station, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A man peers into the closed Bowling Green subway station, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A man uses his mobile phone to photograph a closed and flooded subway station in lower Manhattan, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Due to superstorm Sandy, New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A man uses his mobile phone to photograph a closed and flooded subway station in lower Manhattan, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Due to superstorm Sandy, New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
People in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, without power because of superstorm Sandy, wait for a chance to charge their mobile phones on an available generator setup on a sidewalk, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)People in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, without power because of superstorm Sandy, wait for a chance to charge their mobile phones on an available generator setup on a sidewalk, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Wrecked boats along a roadway on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)Wrecked boats along a roadway on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
An undercut home on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)An undercut home on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
Boats litter the roadway near the Brielle Road drawbridge on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)Boats litter the roadway near the Brielle Road drawbridge on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
A wrecked vehicle sits in a sand bank filling an intersection on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)A wrecked vehicle sits in a sand bank filling an intersection on the Manasquan beachfront the day after Hurricane Sandy in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
People take their belongings out of lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)People take their belongings out of lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as train service is still shut down after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as train service is still shut down after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
Food is served at the Mee Sun Cafe in Chinatown as power to most of lower Manhattan was lost after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)Food is served at the Mee Sun Cafe in Chinatown as power to most of lower Manhattan was lost after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
President Barack Obama receives applauds by workers during the his visit to the Disaster Operation Center of the Red Cross National Headquarter to discuss superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Washington. (Credit: AP)President Barack Obama receives applauds by workers during the his visit to the Disaster Operation Center of the Red Cross National Headquarter to discuss superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Washington. (Credit: AP)
A man photographs a home damaged during a storm at Breezy Point in the New York City borough of Queens Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A man photographs a home damaged during a storm at Breezy Point in the New York City borough of Queens Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.  The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Keith Klein walks through homes damaged by a fire at Breezy Point in the New York City borough of Queens. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Keith Klein walks through homes damaged by a fire at Breezy Point in the New York City borough of Queens. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Damage from flooding at Breezy Point after superstorm Sandy Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the New York City borough of Queens.The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Damage from flooding at Breezy Point after superstorm Sandy Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the New York City borough of Queens.The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Powerful storm surges from Hurricane Sandy caused a 170-foot long tanker to run aground in Staten Island, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)Powerful storm surges from Hurricane Sandy caused a 170-foot long tanker to run aground in Staten Island, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)
Powerful storm surges from Hurricane Sandy caused a 170-foot long tanker to run aground in Staten Island, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)Powerful storm surges from Hurricane Sandy caused a 170-foot long tanker to run aground in Staten Island, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)
Residents inspect a downed tree damaging several cars after Hurricane Sandy made its way through New York City area in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)Residents inspect a downed tree damaging several cars after Hurricane Sandy made its way through New York City area in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)
A woman photographs a downed tree damaging several cars after Hurricane Sandy made its way through New York City area in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)A woman photographs a downed tree damaging several cars after Hurricane Sandy made its way through New York City area in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers. (Credit: EPA)
Using garbage bags to keep her waist dry, Mary Ann Tobias, and Walter Chaney of Moonachie, N.J. walk from their flooded home in the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Using garbage bags to keep her waist dry, Mary Ann Tobias, and Walter Chaney of Moonachie, N.J. walk from their flooded home in the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Pedestrians walk along the East River Drive past the East River on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)Pedestrians walk along the East River Drive past the East River on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
A New York Police Department truck drives through a flooded east river drive on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)A New York Police Department truck drives through a flooded east river drive on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. The storm was one of the largest in history to hit the US East Coast and has caused power outages for millions of people in the Eastern US and crippled transportation in New York City. (Credit: EPA)
Pedestrians are seen walking onto an over pass by the now aptly named East River Drive on 14 street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, USA, 30 October 30 2012. Water from the East River flooded portions of Lower Manhattan shutting down power in that area. (Credit: EPA)Pedestrians are seen walking onto an over pass by the now aptly named East River Drive on 14 street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, USA, 30 October 30 2012. Water from the East River flooded portions of Lower Manhattan shutting down power in that area. (Credit: EPA)
Residents walk past debris by the Con Edison 14 street and Avenue C power plant on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012. An electrical explosion caused a shut down of power due to high winds and flood waters along the East River Drive due to foul weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: EPA)Residents walk past debris by the Con Edison 14 street and Avenue C power plant on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012. An electrical explosion caused a shut down of power due to high winds and flood waters along the East River Drive due to foul weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: EPA)
A flooded parking garage is seen across the street from the Con Edison 14 street and Avenue C power plant on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012. An electrical explosion caused a shut down of power due to high winds and flood waters along the East River Drive due to foul weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: EPA)A flooded parking garage is seen across the street from the Con Edison 14 street and Avenue C power plant on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012. An electrical explosion caused a shut down of power due to high winds and flood waters along the East River Drive due to foul weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: EPA)
Pedestrians walk past the Con Edison 14 street and Avenue C power plant on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012. An electrical explosion caused a shut down of power due to high winds and flood waters along the East River Drive due to foul weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: EPA)Pedestrians walk past the Con Edison 14 street and Avenue C power plant on the Lower East Side on Manhattan, USA, 30 October 2012. An electrical explosion caused a shut down of power due to high winds and flood waters along the East River Drive due to foul weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: EPA)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney lifts bottles of water to load into a truck as he participates in a campaign event collecting supplies from residents and local relief organizations for victims of superstorm Sandy,Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the James S. Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney lifts bottles of water to load into a truck as he participates in a campaign event collecting supplies from residents and local relief organizations for victims of superstorm Sandy,Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the James S. Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds bags of food as he participates in a campaign event collecting supplies from residents local relief organizations for victims of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the James S. Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds bags of food as he participates in a campaign event collecting supplies from residents local relief organizations for victims of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the James S. Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Richard Schmitt walks in ankle-deep water from his house in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in South Bethany Beach, Delaware, October 30, 2012. Schmitt and his wife chose not to ride out the storm in their house, and returned the day after to find only their garage was underwater. Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages.  (Credit: REUTERS)Richard Schmitt walks in ankle-deep water from his house in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in South Bethany Beach, Delaware, October 30, 2012. Schmitt and his wife chose not to ride out the storm in their house, and returned the day after to find only their garage was underwater. Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Two men in waders speak with another man in a vehicle about the state of their homes while surveying damage from Hurricane Sandy in Patchogue, New York, October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)Two men in waders speak with another man in a vehicle about the state of their homes while surveying damage from Hurricane Sandy in Patchogue, New York, October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Local residents seen photographing a monstrous tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)Local residents seen photographing a monstrous tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)
A local resident inspecting the damage of a monstrous tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)A local resident inspecting the damage of a monstrous tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)
A monstrous tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy blocking off a Brooklyn Street. (Credit: Eli Wohl)A monstrous tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy blocking off a Brooklyn Street. (Credit: Eli Wohl)
The Aftermath: A Borough Park resident cleaning up  the mess left by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)The Aftermath: A Borough Park resident cleaning up the mess left by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)
The Aftermath: A Borough Park resident clearing debris left by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)The Aftermath: A Borough Park resident clearing debris left by Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Eli Wohl)
Glenn Heartley pulls on a rope attached to his car in preparation for getting it towed from a creek in Chincoteague, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Heartley and his wife were swept off the road into the shallow creek during superstorm Sandy's arrival Monday. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Glenn Heartley pulls on a rope attached to his car in preparation for getting it towed from a creek in Chincoteague, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Heartley and his wife were swept off the road into the shallow creek during superstorm Sandy’s arrival Monday. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Crews work to remove a damaged sign in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Philadelphia. Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Crews work to remove a damaged sign in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Philadelphia. Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A street and business are flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A street and business are flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Barbara Sinenberg surveys the damage to the car and home of a neighbor, after superstorm Sandy felled trees crushing the car and bringing down power lines on Barberry Lane in Sea Cliff, N.Y. on Tuesday, Oct., 30, 2012. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Barbara Sinenberg surveys the damage to the car and home of a neighbor, after superstorm Sandy felled trees crushing the car and bringing down power lines on Barberry Lane in Sea Cliff, N.Y. on Tuesday, Oct., 30, 2012. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A mannequin from a flooded store lies in the middle of Water Street after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A mannequin from a flooded store lies in the middle of Water Street after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A view of a flooded store at the South Street Seaport shopping area after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A view of a flooded store at the South Street Seaport shopping area after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A man looks at a flooded basement across from Battery Park after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A man looks at a flooded basement across from Battery Park after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
Cars half-submerged in a flooded parking lot after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)Cars half-submerged in a flooded parking lot after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
People peek into the closed Bowling Green subway station after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)People peek into the closed Bowling Green subway station after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A view of a flooded subway station after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A view of a flooded subway station after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A utility worker walks past pumping water on Broad Street after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A utility worker walks past pumping water on Broad Street after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
Cars half-submerged in a flooded parking lot after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)Cars half-submerged in a flooded parking lot after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A man walks through the flooded South Street Seaport shopping area after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A man walks through the flooded South Street Seaport shopping area after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)A general view of dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A general view of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)A general view of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
Residents gather to watch as smoke smouldering after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy that destroyed dozens of homes and vehicles in a city block, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Residents gather to watch as smoke smouldering after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy that destroyed dozens of homes and vehicles in a city block, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A general view of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)A general view of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A man looks at the flooded Battery Park underpass after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A man looks at the flooded Battery Park underpass after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A man looks at the flooded Battery Park underpass after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A man looks at the flooded Battery Park underpass after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
Residents walk past dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Residents walk past dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
Residents walk past dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Residents walk past dozens of destroyed homes and vehicles after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
New York City police officers put up police tape in front of a subway station after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)New York City police officers put up police tape in front of a subway station after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
Emergency vehicles wade through a flooded street in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Emergency vehicles wade through a flooded street in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
Local residents use a small boat to wade through a flooded street in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Local residents use a small boat to wade through a flooded street in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
Firemen (background C) work on the roof of a building after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Firemen (background C) work on the roof of a building after a fire caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A woman walks through the flooded South Street Seaport shopping area after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A woman walks through the flooded South Street Seaport shopping area after Hurricane Sandy hit in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A train at the Metro-North Railroad's Croton-Harmon station is pictured in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,in New York in this MTA handout photo received on October 30, 2012.  Transportation ground to a halt along the U.S. Northeast coast on Monday, stranding local rail commuters, cruise passengers and air travellers from as far away as Europe and Asia, as Hurricane Sandy prompted closure of air, ship, rail and even highway service.     (Credit: Reuters)A train at the Metro-North Railroad’s Croton-Harmon station is pictured in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,in New York in this MTA handout photo received on October 30, 2012.  Transportation ground to a halt along the U.S. Northeast coast on Monday, stranding local rail commuters, cruise passengers and air travellers from as far away as Europe and Asia, as Hurricane Sandy prompted closure of air, ship, rail and even highway service.    (Credit: Reuters)
Andrea Grolon walks through waist-deep water in the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Grolon, a resident of the trailer park, was wading through oil covered water to help others get to rescue vehicles in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: AP)Andrea Grolon walks through waist-deep water in the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Grolon, a resident of the trailer park, was wading through oil covered water to help others get to rescue vehicles in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: AP)
People and a dog ride on a National Guard vehicle after after being rescued from the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: AP)People and a dog ride on a National Guard vehicle after after being rescued from the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: AP)
A member of the Moonachie Department of Public Works talks to a resident at the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The park was flooded in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: AP)A member of the Moonachie Department of Public Works talks to a resident at the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The park was flooded in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: AP)
A National Guard vehicle drives through the flooded Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of  superstorm Sandy. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: AP)A National Guard vehicle drives through the flooded Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: AP)
Corrado DeArce, of Moonachie, N.J., rides on a front loader above floodwaters in the Metropolitan Trailer Park, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Monnachie, N.J., in the wake of superstorm Sandy. DeArce, a resident of the park, was helping friends and neighbors get out of their flooded homes. (Credit: AP)Corrado DeArce, of Moonachie, N.J., rides on a front loader above floodwaters in the Metropolitan Trailer Park, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Monnachie, N.J., in the wake of superstorm Sandy. DeArce, a resident of the park, was helping friends and neighbors get out of their flooded homes. (Credit: AP)
Andrea Grolon walks through waist-deep water in the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Grolon, a resident of the trailer park, was wading through oil covered water to help others get to rescue vehicles in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Andrea Grolon walks through waist-deep water in the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Grolon, a resident of the trailer park, was wading through oil covered water to help others get to rescue vehicles in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Cars sit in flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the Lower East side of New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012 The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)Cars sit in flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the Lower East side of New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012 The now downgraded to post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
Fallen trees in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the Lower East side of Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Fallen trees in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the Lower East side of Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
Water reaches the street level of the Battery Park Underpass, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Water reaches the street level of the Battery Park Underpass, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A woman is lifted into a National Guard vehicle after leaving her flooded home at the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after supsterstorm Sandy. Sandy, which was downgraded from hurricane just before making landfall, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A woman is lifted into a National Guard vehicle after leaving her flooded home at the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after supsterstorm Sandy. Sandy, which was downgraded from hurricane just before making landfall, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A view of the site where a woman was killed after she was hit by a flying sign that come apart from the high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy in Toronto, October 30, 2012.   (Credit: REUTERS)A view of the site where a woman was killed after she was hit by a flying sign that come apart from the high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy in Toronto, October 30, 2012.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Elaine Belviso, 72, is rescued from her flooded home by Suffolk County police after being trapped there overnight by superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Babylon, N.Y. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Elaine Belviso, 72, is rescued from her flooded home by Suffolk County police after being trapped there overnight by superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Babylon, N.Y. Sandy arrived along the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.5 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing a number of deaths. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Trent Risley, 11, looks at power lines knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Scituate, Massachusetts October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)Trent Risley, 11, looks at power lines knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Scituate, Massachusetts October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)
People stand among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)People stand among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)
A man carries a sign damaged during Hurricane Sandy along the East River in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A man carries a sign damaged during Hurricane Sandy along the East River in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
Keith Klein and Eileen Blair (L) walk among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)Keith Klein and Eileen Blair (L) walk among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)
A woman touches a fallen tree in Manhattan's Alphabet City neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)A woman touches a fallen tree in Manhattan’s Alphabet City neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Pieces of lumber displaced from a yard by rising flood waters are seen beneath Manhattan Bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)Pieces of lumber displaced from a yard by rising flood waters are seen beneath Manhattan Bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)
A worker picks up fallen plywood from a scaffolding site in the Lower East Side during a clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district. (Credit: REUTERS)A worker picks up fallen plywood from a scaffolding site in the Lower East Side during a clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district. (Credit: REUTERS)
Emergency personnel rescue residents from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. The giant storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City subway system, flooding tunnels, garages and rail yards and threatening to paralyze the nation's largest mass-transit system for days.   (Credit: REUTERS)Emergency personnel rescue residents from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. The giant storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City subway system, flooding tunnels, garages and rail yards and threatening to paralyze the nation’s largest mass-transit system for days.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Residents, including a young child, are rescued by emergency personnel from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)Residents, including a young child, are rescued by emergency personnel from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Residents are rescued by emergency personnel from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)Residents are rescued by emergency personnel from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Homes that are devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)Homes that are devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district.  (Credit: Reuters)
Emergency personnel rescue residents from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. The giant storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City subway system, flooding tunnels, garages and rail yards and threatening to paralyze the nation's largest mass-transit system for days.    (Credit: REUTERS)Emergency personnel rescue residents from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. The giant storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City subway system, flooding tunnels, garages and rail yards and threatening to paralyze the nation’s largest mass-transit system for days.  (Credit: REUTERS)
A handout photo issued by MTA New York City Transit on 30 October shows an emergency dam erected at IRT Subway Lenox Terminal at 148th Street, in Harlem, New York, USA, 29 October 2012, as part of flood preparations due to hurricane Sandy. The now downgraded to post tropical storm,  it has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A handout photo issued by MTA New York City Transit on 30 October shows an emergency dam erected at IRT Subway Lenox Terminal at 148th Street, in Harlem, New York, USA, 29 October 2012, as part of flood preparations due to hurricane Sandy. The now downgraded to post tropical storm,  it has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
People cut up tree branches that fell during Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)People cut up tree branches that fell during Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A view of a building that had its facade ripped off by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A view of a building that had its facade ripped off by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A view of a building that had its facade ripped off by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A view of a building that had its facade ripped off by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A cyclist rides past a building that had its facade ripped off by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A cyclist rides past a building that had its facade ripped off by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy, now downgraded to a post tropical storm, has brought floods, fires and high winds, and is one of the biggest storms to have ever hit the USA. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A handout photo issued by MTA New York City Transit on 30 October shows floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy entering the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, in New York, USA, 29 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm,  it has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A handout photo issued by MTA New York City Transit on 30 October shows floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy entering the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, in New York, USA, 29 October 2012. The now downgraded to post tropical storm,  it has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
A handout photo issued by MTA New York City Transit on 30 October shows an emergency dam erected at IRT Subway Lenox Terminal at 148th Street, in Harlem, New York, USA, 29 October 2012, as part of flood preparations due to hurricane Sandy. The now downgraded to post tropical storm,  it has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)A handout photo issued by MTA New York City Transit on 30 October shows an emergency dam erected at IRT Subway Lenox Terminal at 148th Street, in Harlem, New York, USA, 29 October 2012, as part of flood preparations due to hurricane Sandy. The now downgraded to post tropical storm,  it has brought floods, fires and high winds, being one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States. It continues to batter the north-east on 30 October, having killed at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. (Credit: EPA)
Alan Dean (C) works to cut up a fallen tree across a road, the morning after Hurricane Sandy in Westport, Massachusetts, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)Alan Dean (C) works to cut up a fallen tree across a road, the morning after Hurricane Sandy in Westport, Massachusetts, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A driver navigates under a downed tree and power lines in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)A driver navigates under a downed tree and power lines in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
A view of an entirely flooded tunnel under Battery Park after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm is one of the largest to hit the region in decades and threatens to cause massive problems for millions of people. (Credit: EPA)A view of an entirely flooded tunnel under Battery Park after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power in New York, New York, USA, 30 October 2012. The storm is one of the largest to hit the region in decades and threatens to cause massive problems for millions of people. (Credit: EPA)
An uprooted tree lies on power lines as a result of Hurricane Sandy, in Washington DC, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)An uprooted tree lies on power lines as a result of Hurricane Sandy, in Washington DC, USA, 30 October 2012. Floods, fires and high winds caused by one of the biggest storms to ever hit the United States continued to batter the north-east on 30 October, killing at least 16 people and leaving 6.5 million without electricity. Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane to post-tropical cyclone late 29 October, is blamed for deaths in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Many were caused by falling trees, with electrocution and flying debris also responsible. (Credit: EPA)
US Secret Service patrol cars in predawn light on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 October 2012. Despite dodging the full force of the storm the federal government, as well as transportation networks and local schools remain closed today. (Credit: EPA)US Secret Service patrol cars in predawn light on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 October 2012. Despite dodging the full force of the storm the federal government, as well as transportation networks and local schools remain closed today. (Credit: EPA)
Fairfax County emergency vehicles sit waiting in the Huntington neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 30 October 2012. Despite dodging the full force of the storm the federal government, as well as transportation networks and local schools remain closed today. (Credit: EPA)Fairfax County emergency vehicles sit waiting in the Huntington neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 30 October 2012. Despite dodging the full force of the storm the federal government, as well as transportation networks and local schools remain closed today. (Credit: EPA)
A US Secret Service patrol car on Pennsylvania Ave near the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 October 2012. Despite dodging the full force of the storm the federal government, as well as transportation networks and local schools remain closed today. (Credit: EPA)A US Secret Service patrol car on Pennsylvania Ave near the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 October 2012. Despite dodging the full force of the storm the federal government, as well as transportation networks and local schools remain closed today. (Credit: EPA)

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