President Obama comforts a resident in New Jersey
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Obama surveys devastation in Atlantic City

31 October 2012 Last updated at 23:05 GMT

US President Barack Obama has toured the state of New Jersey, to survey the devastation two days after the huge storm, Sandy, made landfall nearby.

With Republican Governor Chris Christie, he met rescue workers and residents in Atlantic City.

More than 50 people have been killed since the storm hit on Monday night and over 8 million people are without power.

Mark Mardell reports from New Jersey.