Storm Sandy: Barack Obama warns of long road to recovery

Help

Barack Obama has warned it will be a long, hard road to recovery for the communities struck by storm Sandy.

Across the US East Coast, some 3.5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity, four days after the storm made landfall.

This year's New York City marathon has been cancelled in light of the devastation caused.

The Obama administration also ordered the purchase of up to 12 million gallons (45 million litres) of petrol and up to 10 million gallons of diesel for areas affected by Sandy.

Alastair Leithead reports on the clean-up in New York.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.