Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity after Superstorm Sandy ripped through the East Coast, leaving at least 35 dead and causing possibly billions of dollars in damage to home and businesses.
North Carolina 12 is buckled from pounding surf leading into Mirlo Beach in Rodanthe, N.C., on Tuesday. People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse.
New Jersey National Guard Spc. Wilfredo Rodriguez, top, helps a woman off a boat and into a high-clearance vehicle as rescue workers help stranded people out of their flooded homes in Seaside Heights, N.J. on Tuesday.
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in Hoboken, NJ.
Burned-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough New York after a fire on Tuesday2. The tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field.
Downed power lines and a battered road is what superstorm Sandy left behind as people walk off the flooded Seaside Heights island on Tuesday.
Two workers survey the flooded basement of their building in lower Manhattan, a result of superstorm Sandy, in New York.
A sign cautions Frederick residents to not drive on a road, in Frederick, Md., on Tuesday in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
Esperanza Medina, left, is taken from a rescue boat along with pets in Little Ferry, N.J., on Tuesday in the wake of superstorm Sandy as hundreds were brought out of flooded areas by boat.
Homes in Bethany Beach, Del., are surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday. Officials said Bethany and nearby Fenwick Island appeared to be among the hardest-hit parts of the state.
A heavily damaged waterfront house is inundated by the waters of South Oyster Bay in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in Massapequa, N.Y.
Storm-driven waves from superstorm Sandy destroyed an approach road to the old bridge spanning the Indian River Inlet in southern Delaware. The new bridge, seen in the background, was undamaged but remained closed to traffic Tuesday, after waves destroyed hundreds of yards of beach dunes and left state Route 1 covered with sand.
Sand and debris cover a part of town near the ocean in Atlantic City, N.J., on Tuesday.
The streets surrounding the New York Stock Exchange are deserted as financial markets remain closed for the second day due to superstorm Sandy on Tuesday.
The South Ferry subway station after it was flooded by seawater during superstorm Sandy on Tuesday. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
An emergency vehicle drives on a flooded street in Little Ferry, N.J., in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday.
Nicholas Rodriguez looks over a section of the destroyed boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., on Tuesday not far from where a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall the night before.
Sand and debris covers the streets near the water in Atlantic City, N.J., on Tuesday.
A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore Tuesday morning where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York's Staten Island as a result of superstorm Sandy.
Crews work Tuesday to remove a damaged sign in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Philadelphia.
Kim Johnson looks over the destruction near her seaside apartment in Atlantic City, N.J., on Tuesday. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
As flood waters recede, a boat and other wreckage litter a street in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in Massapequa, N.Y.
Glenn Heartley pulls on a rope attached to his car in preparation for getting it towed from a creek in Chincoteague, Va., on Tuesday. Heartley and his wife were swept off the road into the shallow creek during superstorm Sandy's arrival Monday.
A man walks past cottages damaged by superstorm Sandy on Roy Carpenter's Beach in the village of Matunuck, in South Kingstown, R.I., on Tuesday.
A fire burns at least two dozen homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday.Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Monday in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier.
What appear to be transformers exploding after much of lower Manhattan lost power during hurricane Sandy in New York. Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people.
This photo provided by Dylan Patrick shows flooding along the Westside Highway near the USS Intrepid as Sandy moves through the area Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in New York. Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people.
A police officer watches as a passerby looks into a store through a damaged security grate, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, N.Y.
A resident rides in a National Guard truck as he and others are evacuated from their flooded neighborhood in Crisfield, Md., after the effects of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday.
Water and debris blocks a section of South Street in lower Manhattan on Tuesday in New York.
A sign for Ocean Avenue stands in the smoldering ruins of houses in the Breezy Point section of New York on Tuesday. More than 50 homes were destroyed in a fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy.
A fire fighter surveys the smoldering ruins of a house in the Breezy Point section of New York on Tuesday.
Members of the Saint Joseph's University crew team pull a damaged boat from the Schuylkill river in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Tuesda in Philadelphia. A one-two punch of rain and high wind from a monster hybrid storm that started out as a hurricane battered Pennsylvania, leaving more than a million customers without power as officials began assessing the damage Tuesday.
A vehicle is seen in floodwaters the morning after hybrid storm Sandy rolled through Tuesday in Brick, N.J. Locals say there were many houses on the beach front that have now vanished. Sandy caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
Brian Hajeski, 41, of Brick, N.J., reacts after looking at debris of a home that washed up on to the Mantoloking Bridge the morning after superstorm Sandy rolled through on Tuesday in Mantoloking, N.J.
Cars are submerged at the entrance to a parking garage in New York's Financial District in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday. New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels.