The scale of devastation of super storm Sandy is big, as at least 40 people have been killed and authorities struggle to restore the power and transit of millions.
President Obama declared disasters in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut and promised the government will do all it can to help local authorities cope with the damage. The President is scheduled to visit the damaged areas in New Jersey on Wednesday.
Michael Bloomberg, mayor or New York City, said assessing the scope of a once-in-a-generation hurricane that killed at least 40 people, swept homes into the ocean, flooded large swaths of coastal areas, left millions of people without power and crippled transportation.
It is not possible to put a value on Sandy’s devastation but insured losses alone will run from 7 billion to 15 billion dollars.
This historic storm, which made landfall at 6:45 p.m. ET Monday, put a wall of water up to 13 feet high at the Northeast coast.
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Details of the devastation from Sandy to the New York City Area:
-20 deaths across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut blamed on Sandy.
-Dry ice is being distributed this afternoon and evening in Orange and Bergen Counties in the following locations:
- Rockland County: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Boulders Ball Field, Pamona Road, Pamona, NY
- Orange County: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Orange County Government Center, 40 Erie Street, Goshen, NY
- Bergen County: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bergen County Office of Emergency Management, 285 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ
- Orance County: Town of Mamakating Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, Mamakating, NY
-Restoring Power and Mass Transit are the priorities says Mayor of New York City.
-Limited bus service will resume this evening on a Saturday schedule. Free fares on those buses.
-NYSE opening tomorrow Wednesday after Sandy.
-All East River bridges are now open.
-Alternate side parking and parking meter rules are currently suspended.
-2.4 Million New Jersey households without power, say Governor Christie.
-It will be 7-10 days for path trains to resume service, says NJ Governor Christie.
-Health Officials in Connecticut say water quality may have been compromised by sewage backups or pollution caused by Sandy.
-New York City schools closed Wednesday.
LaGuardia Airpor flooded.
The intersection of First Avenue and Brielle Road in Manasquan, N.J.
Sand and debris covers the streets near the water in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012. Sandy caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012, after they were destroyed when a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast on Monday night.
Dozens of trees fell in Astoria, Queens. (Oct. 30, 2012)
A boat blocked Metro-North tracks near the Ossining station. (Oct. 30, 2012)
2,200 feet of the Atlantic City boardwalk is gone. (Oct. 30, 2012)
Storm surge engulfed a police car under the FDR Drive. (Oct. 29, 2012)
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