New York's mayor calls it a "devastating storm" -- possibly the worst the city has ever experienced.
The superstorm that was born when Hurricane Sandy came ashore killed at least 10 people in New York City -- among more than 30 who were killed across the Northeast. A wall of seawater and high winds slammed the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels.
The city was left with no running trains, a darkened business district and neighborhoods under water. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving no firm timeline on when basic services will be fully restored. The city had been left nearly isolated -- its bridges and tunnels closed, its subways and airports shut down. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo says most of the bridges are reopening this afternoon.
All of the subway tunnels between Manhattan and Brooklyn were flooded, as were two major commuter tunnels -- the Brooklyn Battery and the Queens Midtown. The head of the city's transit agency says the subway system has never faced a disaster like this one.
At least 1 million customers lost power in New York City, its northern suburbs and coastal Long Island. Officials say it could be several days to a week before all city residents who lost power get it back.
Tomorrow, the city's financial markets will open after being shut for two days by the storm.
196-a-10-(New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at news conference)-"any more fatalities"-Mayor Michael Bloomberg says even though the storm is over people still need to be very careful. (30 Oct 2012)
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194-a-10-(New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at news conference)-"to come in"-Mayor Michael Bloomberg this storm was fatal. (30 Oct 2012)
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193-w-29-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg)--The massive storm that pummeled the East has left at least ten people dead in New York City, as well as massive flooding and destruction. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. (30 Oct 2012)
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GRAPHICSBANK: Flood waters block the West Street entrance to the Battery Park Underpass after superstorm Sandy, New York City, on texture, partial graphic (30 Oct 2012)
GRAPHICSBANK: Michael Bloomberg headshot, as New York City Mayor, graphic element on gray (30 Oct 2012)
APPHOTO NYLL113: A fallen tree engulfs a vehicle on East Broadway in lower Manhattan, in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano) (30 Oct 2012)
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APPHOTO NYJM107: Workers clear debris outside the Consolidated Edison power sub-station on 14th Street, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy marched slowly inland, leaving millions without power or mass transit, with huge swatches of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center (AP Photo/ John Minchillo) (30 Oct 2012)
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APPHOTO NYBZ101: The streets surrounding the New York Stock Exchange are deserted as financial markets remain closed for the second day due to superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Superstorm Sandy could mean a slower economy and higher gas prices in coming months, though reconstruction will help cushion the economic blow (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (30 Oct 2012)
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