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In several states the authorities have declared Major disaster areas after storm Sandy struck. This map gives an overview of the worst affected areas.
Rockaway Boardwalk, New York
The clean-up has started in the Rockaway neighbourhood of Queens, where the historic boardwalk was ripped away by Hurricane Sandy.
Queens blaze damage
More than 100 homes were destroyed by fire in the New York borough of Queens. New York Senator Charles Schumer said in describing Breezy Point said it looked like the pictures of London or even Dresden after World War II.
Delaware was not as badly hit as other areas, but still the authorities have issued an Emergency declaration. The National Guard has been called up to assist. Towns nearest the coast, such as Rehoboth Beach, are worst affected.
The capital, Washington DC, did not escape the effects of the storm. Strong winds have brought down trees and power lines damaging homes and property.
The storm has tossed many boats ashore. This one was found on Long Island by the New York state transportation authority, washed across commuter train tracks.
Getting New York moving again
The New York subway network suffered extensive damage and remains closed, though some bus services have resumed.
'Rollercoasters in the water'
A massive clean up is under way following what may have been the worst storm the US East Coast has ever seen.