Northeast Wakes to Huge Damage in Storm’s Path; Millions Without Power

"As Hurricane Sandy churned inland as a downgraded storm, residents up and down the battered mid-Atlantic region woke on Tuesday to lingering waters, darkened homes and the daunting task of cleaning up from once-in-a-generation storm surges and their devastating effects."

"The storm was the most destructive in the 108-year history of New York City’s subway system, said Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in an early morning statement. “We are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery,” he said, but did not provide a timetable for restoring transit service to a paralyzed city.

At least 16 deaths -- including seven in the New York region -- were tied to the storm, which toppled trees and sparked fires in several areas, The Associated Press reported."

James Barron and J. David Goodman report for the New York Times October 30, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Sandy Slams New York, New Jersey; Washington Region Spared Major Devastation" (Washington Post)

"Tracking the Storm" (New York Times liveblog)

"New York City Evacuates 375,000 Ahead of Hurricane Sandy" (ENS)

"Vicious Superstorm Sandy Smashes U.S. Northeast Cities" (ENN)

"Flooding, Outages Hit Shore Hard" (Philadelphia Inquirer)

"New Jersey Levee Breach May Have Caused 3 Towns To Flood" (Huffington Post)

"Patients Evacuated From City Medical Center After Power Failure" (New York Times)

"Salt Water Puts Subway 'in Jeopardy'" (Wall St. Journal)

"Pretty Much Everyone Evacuating Lower Manhattan Lives on Land We Created" (Grist)
 

Source: NY Times, 10/30/2012