New York re-emerges from Sandy damage
NEW YORK (AFP) - Storm-battered New York got slowly back on its feet on Wednesday, with Wall Street and two of the city's airports up and running after a monster storm that left more than 50 Americans dead.
Just six days before America goes to the polls, President Barack Obama surveyed the damage in neighbouring New Jersey, where tens of thousands of homes are under water and millions of families without power.
"You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. We are going to be here for the long haul," Mr Obama promised during a visit to an emergency shelter in Brigantine, near Atlantic City, with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
"We're going to not tolerate any red tape. We're not going to tolerate any bureaucracy. We're going to make sure that we get the help to you as quickly as we can," Mr Obama said, adding that military aircraft were available to help move emergency repair crews around.