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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy leaves vast destruction in its path along Eastern US: Millions without Power

                       Our latest stories on the aftermath of Sandy:
  • Millions of people in the eastern U.S. awoke to flooded homes, fallen trees and widespread power outages caused by the giant storm Sandy, which swamped New York City's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.
  • A possible levee breach in northern New Jersey on Tuesday, flooded three towns with 4 to 5 feet of water in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, prompting the evacuation of hundreds from their homes.
  • A huge fire erupted in Breezy Point in Queens, destroying over 50 homes.
  • The NYSE plans to test a new contingency plan to resume stalled equity trading today.
  • Exelon declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge.
  • Correspondent John McCrank investigates the heated debates that led to the last-minute decision to close the NYSE.
  • As the deadly storm barreled ashore on the paralyzed East Coast, the presidential campaign went into what amounted to a deep freeze just when Obama and Romney had planned to launch their final push for votes. 
A general view from Exchange Place shows the skyline of lower Manhattan in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by giant storm Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Darkened skies over Powerless New York

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