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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
State officials to hold seat belt campaign event
May 24, 2013 08:11 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) -- The Governor's Highway Safety Office plans to announce its "Click It or Ticket" campaign on Friday.
The event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. at the Robertson County Courthouse in Springfield.
Nationally, statistics show seat belt use increased significantly in 2012 as compared to 2011 among drivers, right-front passengers and backseat occupants.
However, officials say more than 400 of Tennessee's crash fatalities last year involved unrestrained drivers or passengers.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office urges all motorists to buckle up.
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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