Though a million customers have regained electricity after the devastating storm, a freezing weather is coming while 2.5 million homes and businesses remain in the dark.
Four days after the powerful storm hit the U.S. Northeast, rescuers on Friday were still discovering the extent devastation in New York and the New Jersey shore.
Millions of people are still without electricity, the U.S. death toll reached 55 victims.
President Barack Obama declared major disasters exist in New York and New Jersey following the destructive impact of the hurricane Sandy, the White House announced today.
Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States, pounded the east coast, flooding large parts of New York City, bringing transport to a halt and interrupting the presidential campaign.
US authorities released orders over mass evacuations and airlines cancel transatlantic flights as the powerful hurricane bears down on the east coast.
A hurricane of enormous force Sandy expected to come ashore Monday night or Tuesday, predicted to halt, flood New York City subway system.
Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit New York, New Jersey and Washington DC, according to the disaster’s latest track updates on Thursday.