NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the death toll in the city from the huge storm is up to 10.
He also says it could be three days or more before power is restored to hundreds of thousands of people now in the dark. He is giving no estimate on when public transit would be running, though he expects some buses be running later Tuesday.
The megastorm Sandy caused 13-foot storm surges in Manhattan. Trees also fell throughout the area.
A fire burns at least two dozen homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday. A fire department spokesman says more than 190 firefighters are at the blaze in the Breezy Point section. Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Monday in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier. (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
New York City is starting to clean up after the storm hit late Monday into Tuesday causing flooding, high winds and major power outages.