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Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

CREATED Oct. 30, 2012

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

 

NEW YORK (AP) - As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast are awaking without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark.

New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center.

The storm that made landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening with 80 mph sustained winds killed at least 16 people in seven states. It cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses from the Carolinas to Ohio, caused scares at two nuclear power plants and stopped the presidential campaign cold.

The massive storm reached well into the Midwest. Chicago officials warned residents to stay away from the Lake Michigan shore as the city prepares for high winds and large waves.

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