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Update: A State-by-State Look at Superstorm's Effects

At least 94 people have been killed in the U.S.

 

 
 
 

The Associated Press | | Friday, November 2, 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 94 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 3.8 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.

CONNECTICUT

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says federal government will offer help. Pelican sighted on beach illustrates how massive storm carried birds from as far away as Europe and the Arctic. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 241,000, down from a peak of 625,000.

DELAWARE

Officials call for volunteers to help clean up damage at state parks. Main coastal highway remains closed. Deaths: none. Power outages: about 400, down from 45,000.

MARYLAND

Residents suffer without power after heavy snow in western mountains. Biologists measure pollution and other effects on Chesapeake Bay. Deaths: 4. Power outages: 28,600, down from 365,700.

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts' federally-owned T.S. Kennedy heading to Elizabeth, N.J., on Sunday. The 540-foot ship will serve as a "hotel" for emergency workers, power crews and others helping the region get back on its feet. Deaths: none. Power outages: 7,200, down from 400,000.

MICHIGAN

Utility crews may work into Saturday to fully restore power. Deaths: none. Power outages: 5,000, down from 154,000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Officials estimate it will be the weekend before power is fully restored. Deaths: 1. Power outages: 1,300, down from 210,000.

NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City's 12 casinos given the OK to reopen. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to meet with officials to discuss recovery efforts. Four days after the storm, motorists face another day of long lines for gas. Along the Jersey Shore, residents allowed back in their neighborhoods Thursday. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 1.6 million, down from 2.7 million.

NEW YORK

Fuel shortages, and motorists fume in long lines at gas stations around New York City. "There's been a little screaming, a little yelling. And I saw one guy banging on the hood of a car," a man waiting in line for gas said. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator Richard Serino planned to tour Staten Island. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders created a $100 million fund to help people hit hardest. Deaths: 46, including 39 in New York City. Power outages: more than 1.3 million, down from 2.2 million.

NORTH CAROLINA

Coast Guard orders a formal investigation into the sinking of the famous HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras during the hurricane Monday. One crew member died and the captain is missing. Deaths: 2. Power outages: All restored.

OHIO

Dozens of residents staying in Red Cross shelters and many schools remain closed as power outages linger around Cleveland. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 66,000, down from more than 250,000.

PENNSYLVANIA

Power crews focus on restoring electricity to polling sites in advance of Tuesday's election. New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, on a stop in State College, Pa., launches into a heart-wrenching rendition of "My City of Ruins." He planned to join NBC's benefit concert Friday for storm victims. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 372,000, down from 1.2 million.

RHODE ISLAND

Residents allowed back into a community of beach cottages for the first time find homes ripped from their foundations, businesses destroyed and roads impassable. Deaths: none. Power outages: 7,800, down from more than 122,000.

VERMONT

Amtrak service disrupted Friday because of the storm. Deaths: none. Power outages: mostly restored, down from more than 10,000.

VIRGINIA

Port of Virginia starts receiving cargo diverted from New York. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 6,100, down from more than 180,000.

WEST VIRGINIA

Governor to ask president for a federal disaster declaration after nearly 3 feet of snow. Deaths: 6. Power outages: Fewer than 99,000, down from about 271,000.

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Sources: Local and state authorities; AP reporting



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