U.S. East Coast reels from massive, deadly storm

U.S. East Coast reels from massive, deadly storm

Posted By Stabroek staff On October 31, 2012

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Millions of people faced epic flooding and lengthy power outages yesterday after the massive storm Sandy wreaked havoc in much of the eastern United States with high winds and heavy rains.

The storm killed at least 45 people, including at least 18 in New York City, and insurance companies started to tally billions of dollars in losses.
The storm hit with just a week to go to the Nov. 6 presidential election, disrupting campaigning and early voting and raising questions about whether polling stations in some hard-hit communities would be ready to open by next Tuesday. 

Sandy, which crashed ashore with hurricane-force winds on Monday near the New Jersey gambling resort of Atlantic City, was the biggest storm to hit the country in generations.  [read more]

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