New York Struggles To Get Back on Feet

Amid Destruction, Millions Seek Return to Business

Getting Back: With no subways and many without power, New York was facing a long road to return to business after Sandy.
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Getting Back: With no subways and many without power, New York was facing a long road to return to business after Sandy.

By Reuters

Published October 31, 2012.
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The storm killed 22 people in New York City, among 27 total in New York state, while six died in New Jersey. Seven other states reported fatalities. One disaster modeling company said Sandy may have caused up to $15 billion in insured losses.

Sandy hit the East Coast with a week to go to the Nov. 6 presidential election, dampening an unprecedented drive to encourage early voting and raising questions whether some polling stations will be ready to open on Election Day.

Obama and Romney put campaigning on hold for a second day on Tuesday, but Romney planned to hit the trail in Florida on Wednesday and Obama seemed likely to resume campaigning on Thursday.

BROADWAY IS BACK

Sandy became the biggest storm to hit the United States in generations when it crashed ashore with hurricane-force winds on Monday near the New Jersey gambling resort of Atlantic City.

Two of the area’s major airports - John F. Kennedy International in New York and Newark Liberty International - planned to reopen with limited service on Wednesday.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport, the third of the airports that serve the nation’s busiest airspace, was flooded and remained closed.

Nearly 19,000 flights have been canceled since Sunday, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.com.

On Broadway, the Theater League announced that most shows would resume performances on Wednesday. Shows had been canceled since Sunday due to the storm.

Sandy forced New York City to postpone its traditional Halloween parade, which had been set for Wednesday night in Greenwich Village.


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