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"To describe it as looking like pictures I've seen at the end of World War II is not overstating it," says NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "The area was completely leveled. Chimneys and foundations were all that was left in many of these homes."
Dozens of roads remain underwater, including Brooklyn's Battery Tunnel, making it difficult for emergency workers to get around. On Staten Island, the body of a 56 year old woman's is found floating on the first floor of her home. The search continues for 2 and 4 year old brothers who got separated form their mother in the storm, and across the city, millions are still without power.
"Power went out at 8:30pm last night," says NYC resident Emily Duff. "According to what I've heard, there doesn't seem to be any word about when it's going to go back on. So, we're just making the best of it."
In neighboring New Jersey, another 2 million people are without power. Governor Chris Christie toured the damage from both the air and ground.
"Seeing the homeowners and letting them know we'll do what we can to make sure we rebuild as quickly as we can and that's the only message I'm here to deliver," says Christie.
Further south in Maryland, Sandy has ushered in winter. It's been snowing there for 24 hours straight.
"It was a surprise," says storm victim Ann Jones. "We thought it was just going to rain."
Thousands in Maryland are without power, unable to follow the suffering caused by a savage storm. Both of New York's airports re-opened on a limited basis today. A group of TSU students stranded because of the storm expects to fly back to Nashville on Saturday.
Wednesday, October 31 2012, 09:24 PM CDT
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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