Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.6 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 20 deaths in the United States.
Here are snapshots of what has happened in some states.
The centre of the storm came ashore Monday evening near Atlantic City, which was cut off from the mainland by the storm surge along with other barrier islands, stranding residents who ignored warnings to evacuate. Hundreds of people were being evacuated after a levee broke in the northern New Jersey town of Moonachie. At least three deaths were reported. Power outages: More than 2.3 million.
A record storm surge that was higher than predicted, along with high winds, damaged the electrical system and plunged millions of people into darkness. Utility companies say it could be up to a week before power is fully restored. A fire burned more than 80 houses in one flooded section of Queens. There were seven storm-related deaths. Power outages: More than 1.8 million.
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