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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Fuel shortages, power outages hamper recovery

(Reuters) - New Yorkers awoke to the rumble of subway trains for the first time in four days on Thursday in one sign of recovery from Sandy's devastating blow. But elsewhere in the storm-struck Northeast, gasoline shortages persisted and emergency teams struggled to reach the worst hit areas and restore power to millions of people.
At least 76 people in North America died in superstorm Sandy, which rampaged through the U.S. Northeast on Monday night, and officials said the count could still rise as rescuers searched house-to-house through coastal towns.
Continue Reading: Fuel shortages, power outages hamper Sandy recovery | Reuters

New York faced the reality of life after Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday: horror in still-waterlogged neighborhoods, where rescue workers pulled bodies from wreckage, and exasperation elsewhere as more than 3.75 million people entered a third day without electricity. The storm was blamed for 61 deaths in the United States, including 24 in New York City, eight in New Jersey and four in Connecticut. And New York Gov. AndrewBSE 1.02 % M. Cuomo said initial damage estimates "project up to $6 billion in lost economic revenue" in the state. The death toll seemed certain to rise as rescuers checked basements that had flooded, trapping homeowners inside. The wall of water driven ashore by the storm even flooded three police stations, two in Brooklyn and one in Queens. Continue Reading:   

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