Frustration with continuing power outages, travel chaos, and
long lines for gasoline has grown as residents of Long
Island, hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, planned to a protest
outside the headquarters of the local utility company.
Most New York City schools reopened and millions of commuters
fought huge crowds on public transportation, a week after
superstorm Sandy devastated the US Northeast and created
lingering hardship for disaster victims as winter sets in.
With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of
people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, New
York officials say, but it was not immediately clear where
they could all be sheltered.
Rescuers searched flooded streets and swamped houses for
survivors, drivers lined up for hours to get scarce gasoline
and millions remained without power as New York City and
nearby coastal towns struggled to recover from one of the
biggest storms ever to hit the United States.
Putting aside partisan differences, President Barack Obama
and Republican Governor Chris Christie have toured
storm-stricken parts of New Jersey together, taking in scenes
of flooded roads and burning homes in the aftermath of
The US Northeast has begun an arduous slog back to normal
after historic storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked
out power for millions and killed at least 64 people with a
massive storm surge that caused epic flooding.
The US Coast Guard has rescued 14 of the 16 crew members who
abandoned the replica tall ship HMS Bounty while in the path
of Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, using helicopters to
pluck them from life rafts, the Coast Guard said.