US President Barack Obama is to visit New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which devastated parts of the East Coast, killing 50 people and causing up to $20billion (£12.4billion) worth of damage.
The hurricane-turned-superstorm made landfall in New Jersey two days ago, causing widespread flooding, while 8.2million people in 17 states as far west as Michigan are without power.
Two million of those are in New York City where at least 18 people died, mostly due to falling trees, and whole streets were flooded.
“Nature is an awful lot more powerful than we are”, said the city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg, as New York and others began counting the cost of the disaster.
The New York Stock Exchange reopened today after being closed for the last two days; the last time that happened was in 1888 after a blizzard.
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By Florence Adu-Yeboah
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