Published November 02, 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 3.6 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 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.
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' 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.
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.
Atlantic City's 12 casinos given the OK to reopen. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood views the storm damage in Ocean County. Motorists face another day of long lines for gas. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 1.5 million, down from 2.7 million.
Fuel shortages. Motorists fume in long lines at gas stations around New York City. 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 create 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.
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: None, down from 126,000.
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.
Between 250 and 300 polling places remain without power just days before 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." Deaths: 14. Power outages: 307,000, 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: 7,800, down from more than 122,000.
Amtrak service disrupted Friday because of the storm. 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.
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.
Sources: Local and state authorities; AP reporting