Sunday, May 27, 2018

A state-by-state look at Sandy's effects

The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 107 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 1.7 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. Here's a snapshot of what is happening.

Connecticut. Utility companies say all 192 polling places will have power on Election Day, although some might be from generators. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 59,000, down from a peak of 625,000.

New Jersey. Rationing system for auto fuel is in effect in some areas, while water recedes in some shore towns. Students will return to class today in dozens of schools. Deaths: 23. Power outages: 935,000, down from 2.7 million.

New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said fuel shortage gripping the area is a "short term" problem, but will continue for days. Children go back to school today. Deaths: 48, including 41 in New York City. Power outages: 657,000, down from 2.2 million.

Pennsylvania. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is loaning 31 of its buses to NJ Transit, which will use the vehicles to support shuttle service for New Jersey commuters traveling to New York City. Deaths: 15. Power outages: 48,759, down from 1.2 million.

Rhode Island. Police and National Guard troops continued to staff checkpoints as officials in Westerly and Charlestown limited access to damaged beach communities to property owners and construction workers. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from more than 122,000.

West Virginia. The Secretary of State's Office moved five precincts in three counties. More changes could come before Election Day on Tuesday. Deaths: 6. Power outages: 53,000, down from 270,000.

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