Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in US
NEW YORK (AP) - As Superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the US East Coast awoke on Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark.
New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center.
The storm that made landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening with 130kmh sustained winds killed at least 16 people in seven states, cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses from the Carolinas to Ohio and put the presidential campaign on hold one week before Election Day.
"This will be one for the record books," said Mr John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison, which had more than 670,000 customers without power in and around New York City.