Power Fail: White House Directs Storm Victims To…Internet.  Cellphone usage is spotty at best.

What now?

  • Storm damage projected at £12bn // Sandy kills at least 33 people in US and Canada – including ten deaths in New York
  • President Barack Obama has declared a ‘major disaster’ in New York and Long Island
  • At least 7.4m properties across US East have lost power // New York City could be without power for a week
  • NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: ‘Tragically we expect that number to go up’ referring to New York death toll
  • Mass transit system, schools, stock exchange and Broadway shut, as water overflows NYC’s historic waterfront
  • Record 13ft storm surge threatening lower Manhattan and howling winds left crane hanging from high-rise building
  • Over 15,000 flights across the globe grounded due to Superstorm Sandy
  • NYU Hospital loses backup power and evacuates patients // Nuclear power plant on alert
  • More than 190 firefighters battled blaze destroying more than 80 homes in Breezy Point
  • Stock trading will be closed in the US again for a second day running –  last time it was closed for two days was 1888
These images come from the NYP blog which is constantly updating.

Here’s what’s blocking the Metro-North tracks at Ossining Station.  Maybe transit workers should slap some wheels on it and get some passengers on board…

A look inside the Clifton Shop, which services Staten Island Railway cars. Water crestes over the sea wall and wreaked havoc inside.

A massive tanker washed ashore on Staten Island — with the Manhattan skyline visible in the background.

Named the John B. Caddell, the ship was built in 1941 and weighs more than 700 tons.

Chad Rachman

The storm surge deposited a shipping container awkwardly at Beach 35th Street and Far Rockaway Blvd. in Far Rockaway – one block from the bay and two blocks from the beach.

More Pics.

Weather Channel pics.