OCTOBER, 30, 2012 – SUPERSTORM SANDY LEAVES 40 DEAD AND 6,2 MILLION POWERLESS

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sandySandy is winding down having spent much of its fury crashing into homes and trees, downing power and wrecking coastal cities.

 

Millions in New York City, New Jersey and other cities and towns along America’s most populous urban stretch coped with major losses and daily inconveniences.

Commuters, homeowners and businesses struggled with the loss of power, waterlogged or burned homes and the challenge of navigating a crippled infrastructure of damaged roads, bridges and mass transit systems.

“We are in a state of crisis all across this state,” Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker told CNN on Wednesday. “It’s going to be a challenging time.”

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the battered Jersey Shore on Wednesday and survey the damage, described by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as “unthinkable.”

As Sandy sputters away, it leaves behind at least 108 deaths from Haiti to Canada.

The storm killed 67 people in the Caribbean. Then it slammed into the U.S. East Coast, where it left at least 40 dead. And one woman in Canada died after debris from the storm struck her.