A downed tree crushed a parked car and blocks part of Fifth Avenue in New York City the morning after Hurricane Sandy hit. (Photo: Michael Heiman/Getty Images) As the flood waters recede and the super storm makes its way inland, millions of people on the East Coast are still without power, trying to assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy.
We know you're worrying about your friends in hard-hit areas, so Shine readers, please tell us: What are things like where you are?
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"This will be one for the record books," John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison, told the Associated Press. More than 670,000 customers in and around New York City lost electricity and the New York Stock Exchange was closed for a second day -- something that hasn't happened since 1888 -- as record-breaking storm surges sent seawater well into New York City, flooding streets and filling subway stations.
The storm made landfall along the New Jersey shore. In northern New Jersey, a possible levee breach flooded three towns with 4 to 5 feet of water.
"We are in rescue mode," Jeanne Baratta, Read More »from After Hurricane Sandy: What's it like in Your Neighborhood Right Now?