"ABOUT 100,000 homes and businesses in New York City and Long Island were so damaged by hurricane Sandy that restoring power to some of them may take months, the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has said."
"About two-thirds are on Long Island's south shore, with 36,000 clustered in Staten Island and the Rockaways where the most flooding occurred, Mr Cuomo said.
'You have some people who have buildings and have homes that you cannot turn on the power until that building or home is repaired or replaced,' he said. 'Those are going to be the most difficult situations.'"
Henry Goldman and Freeman Klopott report for the Sydney Morning Herald November 11, 2012.