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A state-by-state look at superstorm's effects

Associated Press

A state-by-state look at superstorm's effects

CREATED Nov. 1, 2012

The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 75 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 4.6 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.
   
CONNECTICUT
   
Governor Dannel Malloy and other state, federal and local officials from Connecticut is meeting today with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to review storm damage in the state. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 345,000, down from a peak of more than 620,000.
   
DELAWARE
   
Governor Jack Markell lifts state of emergency and authorizes National Guard to continue cleanup support. Shelters close. Deaths: none. Power outages: 500, down from more than 45,000.
   
KENTUCKY
   
The last remnants of Sandy drop more snow in the mountains on top of a foot that already fell. Deaths: none. Power outages: 3,000.
   
MAINE
   
Amtrak's Downeaster resumes service. Governor sends forest rangers to New York City to help with recovery there. Deaths: none. Power outages: 3,300, down from more than 90,000.
   
MARYLAND
   
Residents return to polls after storm forced cancellation of early voting for two days. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 47,345, down from 290,000.
   
MASSACHUSETTS
   
Storm shifted a dead whale that had been left to rot on the shoreline to a spot where scientists can now recover the bones before it is buried. Deaths: none. Power outages: 19,500, down from 400,000.
   
MICHIGAN
   
Cargo shipping resumes on the Great Lakes after high waves subside. Deaths: none. Power outages: 10,000, down from 154,000.
   
NEW HAMPSHIRE
   
Surprise "microburst" from vestiges of storm topples pines onto lake cottages. Trick-or-treating postponed to Sunday. Deaths: 1. Power outages: 16,000, down from 210,000.
   
NEW JERSEY
   
Debate rages about whether to rebuild delicate but popular barrier islands a day after President Barack Obama tours them by air. National Guard delivers food and water to people in flooded Hoboken. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 1.76 million, down from 2.7 million.
   
NEW YORK
   
New York City subways partially reopen, but streets remain choked with traffic. LaGuardia Airport has reopened today; the city's other two major airports already started limited flights. It could be days before power is fully restored. Deaths: 30, including 22 in New York City. Power outages: 1.6 million, down from 2.2 million.
   
NORTH CAROLINA
   
Sea search continues for the captain of a tall ship that sank. Deaths: 2. Power outages: mostly restored.
   
OHIO
   
Cleanup begins after another day of steady rains and gusty winds that led to flood warnings along Lake Erie. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 100,000, down from more than 250,000.
   
PENNSYLVANIA
   
Utility crews struggle to restore power in state where most damage was driven by wind, not water. Deaths: 12. Power outages: 525,000, down from 1.2 million.
   
RHODE ISLAND
   
Power outages and impassable roads mean some residents may not be able to return home for days in some coastal communities. Deaths: none. Power outages: 25,000, down from more than 122,000.
   
TENNESSEE
   
Elizabethton businesses close off a street and cover sidewalks for trick-or-treaters as snow falls in mountainous areas. Deaths: none. Power outages: minimal.
   
VERMONT
   
Amtrak works to restore service to the state after tracks were damaged in other areas. Deaths: none. Power outages: mostly restored, down from more than 10,000.
   
VIRGINIA
   
National Guard winds down most recovery operations. U.S. Navy sends three Virginia-based ships toward the Northeast in case they're needed. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 9,300, down from more than 180,000.
   
WASHINGTON, D.C.
   
Early voting resumes after being shut down for two days, and hours are extended. Federal workers return, National Mall reopens. Deaths: none. Power outages: mostly restored, down from 25,000.
   
WEST VIRGINIA
   
Last remnants of Sandy drop more snow; some areas have seen nearly 3 feet. Eight buildings collapse in Nicholas County; no injuries reported. Deaths: 6. Power outages: 154,000, down from about 271,000.

 

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