Superstorm Sandy: State-by-state snapshot

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Last Updated at 9:07 a.m. ET
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.2 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 16 deaths. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.


North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue expanded a state of emergency to western North Carolina, which could see a foot of snow.
A woman who was pulled from the Atlantic after abandoning a tall ship died. Power outages: 6,600.


The Long Island Sound flooded roads as the storm toppled trees and power lines Two people died, including an Easton firefighter who was killed when a tree fell on his truck. Power outages: More than 475,000.


Nearly all residents of flood-prone coastal communities in Kent County heeded calls to evacuate. The Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach resort communities were flooded. Power outages: More than 45,000.


High wind warnings and a lakeshore flood warning are in effect Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago. City officials said Lake Shore Drive is expected to remain open.


A winter storm warning is in effect for three southeastern counties until Wednesday. In some areas, winds could gust up to 50 mph through Tuesday.


Wind gusts topped 60 mph, shutting down the port of Portland and knocking out power to more than 87,000 homes and businesses.
The National Weather Service says rain and gusting winds will continue across Maine toady into tomorrow as the remnants of the storm make their way across the state.
A flood warning has been issued for the Swift River in the western Maine town of Roxbury.


Floodwaters swamped touristy Ocean City. In western Maryland, snow tied up traffic. Maryland officials are predicting that Sandy would cause damage equal to or greater than two of the worst tropical storms in the region's history: Gloria in 1985 and Agnes in 1972.
A falling tree killed a man in Pasadena.
Power outages: 290,000.


Strong winds and heavy surf led to mandatory evacuations in sections of coastal Dartmouth and Fall River and voluntary evacuations in other coastal communities. Power outages: Nearly 300,000.


High winds knocked out power to at least 60,000 homes and businesses.

New Hampshire

Politicians canceled visits to the presidential swing state on Monday. Power outages: 149,000.

New Jersey

The center of the storm came ashore Monday evening near Atlantic City, which was cut off from the mainland by the storm surge along with other barrier islands, stranding residents who ignored warnings to evacuate.
In North Jersey, hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes after the entire town of Moonachie, located about 10 miles northwest of Manhattan, was flooded. Within 45 minutes streets were underwater and impassable. Floodwaters also knocked out the police and fire departments, forcing them to relocate command centers to a neighboring community.
Jersey City was closed to cars because traffic lights were out, and Hoboken, just over the Hudson River from Manhattan, dealt with major flooding.
At least three deaths were reported in the state.
Power outages: 2.3 million.

New York

A record storm surge that was higher than predicted along with high winds damaged the electrical system and plunged millions of people into darkness. Utilities say it could be up to a week before power is fully restored.
The governor's office said there were five storm-related deaths. A fire was burning 15 houses in one flooded section of Queens.
Power outages: 1.7 million.


Wind gusts of up to 60 mph could hit some counties on Tuesday and rain could change over to a snowy mix. Utilities expect the wind to continue blowing down trees and poles. Power outages: More than 215,000.


Wind and flooding closing more than 200 bridges and roads. Three people died, including an 8-year-old boy who was killed when a tree limb fell on him. Power outages: 1.2 million.

Rhode Island

Howling winds and storm surges forced mandatory and voluntary evacuations in low-lying and coastal communities. Officials say Providence's hurricane barrier performed well as high tides added to problems created by the pounding by Superstorm Sandy.
"The barrier worked superbly," Prov. Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told CBS Affiliate WPRI. "We were prepared for up to 12 feet of water . . . Luckily we didn't get that high."
Power outages: 116,000.


Snow expected in higher elevations, where a freeze warning has been issued. High winds expected in many areas.


Winds knocked down trees and power lines, and localized flooding is possible Tuesday. Power outages: More than 8,500.


Utilities brought in crews to help restore power after high winds and snow. A curfew was ordered Monday on Chincoteague Island. Power outages: More than 131,000.

Washington, D.C.

Federal and local governments will remain closed Tuesday along with the courts, public schools and the Metro system that serves 1.2 million weekday customers.
Widespread cancellations are expected at the region's three major airports. Power outages: 25,000.

West Virginia

Some areas are buried under more than a foot of snow. A woman was killed in a traffic crash. Power outages: More than 200,000.


A village along Lake Michigan suggested residents evacuate Tuesday morning because of the possibility of dangerously high waves and flooding.

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