A state-by-state look at Superstorm Sandy’s effects
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 92 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.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes air tour and says federal government will offer help. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 241,000, down from a peak of 625,000.
The state’s important poultry industry is up and running after emerging from the storm largely unscathed. Main coastal highway remains closed. Deaths: none. Power outages: about 400, down from 45,000.
Mountain towns and counties work to clear as much as a foot of snow. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 3,000.
Leaders in the state’s important seafood industry say they’re hurting because the markets that usually buy their catch don’t have power to store it. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 90,000.
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.
Largest utility says it will send crews to neighboring Connecticut to help restore power now that work is nearly done in Massachusetts. Deaths: none. Power outages: 7,200, down from 400,000.
Utility crews may work into Saturday to fully restore power. Deaths: none. Power outages: 5,000, down from 154,000.
Officials estimate it will be the weekend before power is fully restored. Deaths: 1. Power outages: 1,300, down from 210,000.
Gov. Chris Christie announces a string of orders and plans intended to speed recovery, including telling teachers to work on their days off and utilities to speed up the job of power restoration, and announcing that military trucks will be used as polling sites on Election Day. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 1.6 million, down from 2.7 million.
Staten Island emerges as perhaps the hardest-hit borough of New York City, as the bodies of two boys washed from their mother’s grip are found in a marsh. Coast Guard opens port to get gasoline and fuel in. Deaths: 46, including 39 in New York City and 19 in Staten Island. Power outages: more than 1.3 million, down from 2.2 million.
Coast Guard calls off search for the captain of a tall ship that sank. Deaths: 2. Power outages: mostly restored.
Dozens of residents staying in Red Cross shelters and many schools remain closed as power outages linger around Cleveland. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 89,000, down from more than 250,000.
Power crews focus on restoring electricity to polling sites in advance of Tuesday’s election. Deaths: 12. Power outages: 372,000, down from 1.2 million.
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: 17,700, down from more than 122,000.
Eastern areas dig out from heavy snow. Deaths: none. Power outages: none.
With power mostly back on, state’s largest utility plans to send crews to help other states restore electricity. Deaths: none. Power outages: mostly restored, down from more than 10,000.
Port of Virginia starts receiving cargo diverted from New York. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 6,100, down from more than 180,000.
Residents of a flood-prone neighborhood gather in celebration after storm fails to inundate their basements. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 25,000.
Governor to ask president for a federal disaster declaration after nearly 3 feet of snow. Deaths: 6. Power outages: 104,000, down from about 271,000.