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Sandy's Victims Speak Of 'Devastating Sight'
People in the path of the devastating Superstorm Sandy have begun to assess the widespread damage along the US East Coast.
The high winds and driving rain knocked out power to more than nine million people and 39 people lost their lives as a result of the storm.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the storm was "beyond anything I thought I'd ever see" and parts of the Atlantic coast were a "devastating sight right now".
Authorities urged people to stay inside as the storm hit, but people all along the East coast described the damage.
Ziad Shehady, Mayor of Springfield in New Jersey, told Sky News: "Fortunately we don't have any serious injuries reported but the devastation is certainly causing a big hamper on things in this town and the operations of our community.
"We're just getting over the tragedy and devastation caused by Hurricane Irene last year that caused flooding problems.
"This one was high winds, gusts over 60mph, knocked out power lines got 50-70 trees fallen on the town many of them on to homes or power lines."
Tom Johnson is on holiday in New York, but is unable to return home.
He told Sky News: "It's quite weird, it's mostly empty if you go out in the streets, most of the cabs are not out, obviously there's no buses. It's weird.
"The phone signal here is terrible for obvious reasons, so I don't know what I am going to do about it really.
"The damage is not quite as bad as I thought it was going to be from what the storm sounded like last night, but it's significant."
Juan Allen, who lives in a mobile home in New Jersey, said: "I saw trees not just knocked down but ripped right out of the ground.
"I watched a tree crush a guy's house like a wet sponge."
Peter Sandomeno, owner of the Broadway Court Motel in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, said: "There are boats in the street five blocks from the ocean.
"That's the worst storm I've ever seen, and I've been there for 11 years."
In New York, at least ten people are thought to have been killed by the storm and seven subway stations were flooded with seawater after a massive storm surge hit Manhattan.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "This was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever experienced."
Large parts of Manhattan have been left without power after the floodwaters damaged sub-substations and underground wiring.
Sandy is predicted to have caused up to $20bn of damage, with billions more lost as people are unable to work.