30 October 2012
Last updated at 21:15
Rescue workers have been fully stretched by the extent of the damage wrought by Storm Sandy. They are still evacuating residents from their homes along the mid-Atlantic coast of the eastern US, including here in Long Island, New York. Many had chosen to ignore the mandatory evacuation notices issued on Monday.
Damage from the storm is estimated at up to $20bn (£12.4bn). Along the coast, houses were flooded and boats wrecked by the high winds and storm surge. More than 20 people have been killed by Sandy and that number is expected to rise.
First light over Manhattan as New York woke up on Tuesday. Much of the island is without power and much of the city remains closed.
The record storm surge of more than 13ft (4m) flooded New York's subway and underpasses. There's little immediate prospect of traffic being able to use the Brooklyn underpass and it may take days to get the city's public transport system back fully working.
Thousands of trees were blown down in the gale, here damaging cars in Brooklyn, New York.
Floodwaters destroyed a levee in Moonachie, New Jersey, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents from their homes.
The National Guard has been deployed in several states.
In the resort of Atlantic City, considerable damage was done to the famous boardwalk and houses on the seafront. The city was under a curfew on Monday.
Early morning in Cape May, New Jersey, and the clear-up begins. Earthmovers move sand from the coastal road flooded by the storm surge.
As the storm continued to move north, large waves broke on the shores of Lake Michigan, dominated by the Chicago skyline.
The damage caused by Sandy extended over a huge swathe of the East Coast. In Washington DC, early morning traffic rolls past an uprooted tree.
Rockaway Beach, in the New York borough of Queens, was badly damaged by the storm.
Some householders found unexpected objects in their buildings when they returned home - like this canoe which made its way into the lobby of a block of flats in Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn.
The storm is moving north, towards Canada, but its effects have already been felt in Toronto, where a tree brought down a power line, causing an electrical fire in the car below.