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Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath

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As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy dissipate over northern Canada, the full scale of the damage left in her wake is becoming apparent. At least 56 people in the U.S. were killed and another 67 in the Caribbean. Cost estimates have ranged as high as $60 billion so far. More than 4 million people remain without power, as crews from across the country converge on the Northeast to restore electricity. Hard-hit sections of New York and New Jersey have begun cleanup, with some restoration of transit and services. The morning commute into Manhattan today was chaotic, as many New Yorkers attempted to return to work by car -- many were turned back due to an order that inbound cars carry at least three people. Collected here are images of Sandy's trail of destruction in New York and New Jersey. See also the earlier entry: Hurricane Sandy: After Landfall. [49 photos]

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Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, walks around massive fallen beams and other debris in the hurricane-damaged South Ferry 1 train station in New York, on October 31, 2012. Huge amounts of debris and as much as 20 feet of water filled the station and tunnel. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, walks around massive fallen beams and other debris in the hurricane-damaged South Ferry 1 train station in New York, on October 31, 2012. Huge amounts of debris and as much as 20 feet of water filled the station and tunnel. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
An image of New York City's blackout, taken from a rooftop in Chelsea, on October 29, 2012. (© Eric Chang [@EricStrange]) #
A shopper enters Garden of Eden Gourmet which opened without power in Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) #
Homes, flooded after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline, on October 30, 2012 in Tuckerton, New Jersey. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images) #
Robert Bryce walks with his wife, Marcia Bryce, through destruction from superstorm Sandy on Route 35 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) #
A sheen caused by spilled fuel shines on water left in a street by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New York, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Homes, surrounded by sand washed in by Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
Several feet of sand covers Tradewinds Lane after being deposited there by Hurricane Sandy in Sea Bright, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A view of a football field littered with debris after water receded in Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) #
People walk by a destroyed section of the Rockaway boardwalk in the heavily damaged Rockaway section of Queens after the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy, on October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
John Shammah, a Con Edison employee, pauses while working on a steam pipe on First Avenue in New York City, on October 31, 2012. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Men dispose of shopping carts full of food damaged by Hurricane Sandy at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn in New York, on October 31, 2012. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) #
A pedestrian surveys fallen trees on top of parked cars in Queens, New York, on October 30, 2012. (Reuters/Gil Cohen Magen) #
Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Tranportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in New York, on October 31, 2012. The floodwaters that poured into New York's deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city's recovery from the worst natural disaster in the transit system's 108-year history. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) #
The remains of homes and businesses burned down during Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, still smoldering on October 31, 2012. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Burnt houses side-by-side with others that survived in Breezy Point, Queens, after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) #
The remains of burned homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, with the Manhattan skyline in the distance after Superstorm Sandy, on October 31, 2012. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
People embrace after looking through the wreckage of homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in Breezy Point, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton) #
An aerial photo shows the John B. Caddell, a 700-ton water tanker, grounded in New York, on October 31, 2012. The 167-foot tanker ran aground Monday night from the storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) #
A runway at the Teterboro Airport is flooded in the wake of superstorm Sandy in New Jersey, on October 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) #
People affected by the power outages from Hurricane Sandy wait in a 2hr line at a gas station to purchase fuel for generators in Madison Park, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A car from a kiddie ride from the Seaside Heights boardwalk lies half buried in the sand of Mantoloking, New Jersey, on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The car was carried at least 8 miles by the ocean from the amusement pier that was destroyed in superstorm Sandy. Most of the multimillion-dollar homes along this old-money stretch of the Jersey shore were seriously damaged by pounding surf, wild wind and, in some cases, fire from ruptured gas lines. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) #
Damage to an amusement park left in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) #
John Okeefe walks on the beach in front of a damaged rollercoaster that once sat on the Funtown Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) #
Robert Bryce sets up a U.S. flag he pulled from rubble while walking on Route 35 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) #
Destroyed homes left in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) #
Floodwater from Superstorm Sandy is pumped into the ocean from the beach on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
Storm damage over the Atlantic Coast, seen from a helicopter behind Marine One with US President Barack Obama and Governor Christie as they view the hurricane damage in New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images) #
Smoking ruins, seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Doug Mills) #
A dog named Shaggy is handed from a National Guard truck to National Guard personnel after the dog and his owner left a flooded building in Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. Some residents and pets are being plucked from their homes by large trucks as parts of the city are still covered in standing water. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) #
A man checks his car as oil-filled floodwaters continue to fill streets in Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Gary Hershorn) #
People wait in line to purchase steaks while George Elizalde cooks the food on a grill in front of the Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York, on October 31, 2012. In lower Manhattan, some stores are open even though their power is still out. Others are busing essential employees to work. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) #
People visit the Karma Kafe, one of the few open businesses, which set up a sidewalk shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) #
People examine the wreckage of a boat washed ashore in Great Kills, Staten Island, following Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 31, 2012. The boats settled on Mansion Avenue after the storm surge from the hurricane saw waters rise waters 15 feet in the area. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly) #
People line up to buy food from a cart in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 30, 2012. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
People gather around a campfire to keep warm in the lower east side in New York, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
People charge their cell phones at a generator supplied by a local theatre troupe in New York's Lower East Village in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, on October 31, 2012. The theatre set up a generator, power cords and a table for the community to charge their phones. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
A man looks at a damaged house in Seagate Association, a gated community, after Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 30, 2012. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly) #
A view shows boats piled next to a house, where they were washed ashore during Hurricane Sandy, near Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Steve Nesius) #
Freddie Nocella, Jr., left, hands a vase to his grandfather Bill Schmith, as Schmith works to salvage belongings from his heavily damaged home, on October 31, 2012, in Babylon Village, New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) #
Captain Charles Bodien Jr. posts a condemned sign on a summer camp on Webster Lake, in Franklin, New Hampshire, on October 31, 2012, after a tree crashed down on it from the high winds of superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) #
FDNY firefighters respond to a fire in a storefront after the roof collapsed, on October 31, 2012, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo) #
A canoe sits in the lobby of an apartment building in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, on October 30, 2012. (Reuters/Diana Ingerman) #
Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy sit among sand washed ashore on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
Storm damage from Sandy over the Atlantic Coast in Mantoloking, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Doug Mills) #
A largely unlit downtown Manhattan stands under a night sky, darkened by a power blackout caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly) #
Lisa Kravchenko, in her Halloween costume, stands among flood debris in the Staten Island borough of New York, on October 31, 2012. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo) #
New York's Grand Central Station begins to fill with travelers shortly before Metro North commuter train service was to resume for the first time since October 28, following Hurricane Sandy, on October 31, 2012. (Reuters/Mike Segar) #
The atmosphere begins to return to normal in Times Square on October 31, 2012 in New York City. (John Lamparski/Getty Images) #

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