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The scale of the devastation left by Superstorm Sandy is mounting today as the death toll continues to rise - currently 39 people across the US and Canada have been reported dead, but the final figure is expected to be significantly higher.
President Obama declared a 'major disaster' in New York and Long Island as flooded streets were littered with cars, homes were razed to the ground and tankers washed up on shore.
The President warned that Sandy 'is not yet over' and announced that he would visit New Jersey on Wednesday to visit the scenes of the destruction.
Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in New York and the transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway are all out of action after a 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides brought severe flooding to subways and road tunnels.
Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever descend on the country, hit the mainland at 6.30pm local time yesterday having laid waste to large parts of the coast during the day.
The storm that made landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening with 80mph sustained winds, cut power to more than 7.4 million homes and businesses from the Carolinas to Ohio, caused scares at two nuclear plants and stopped the presidential campaign cold.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the death toll in the America's most populous city is up to ten - two children, aged 11 and 13, were killed instantly in the city by a falling tree. Many of the total number of victims were said to have been killed by falling trees.
Nearly 200 firefighters spent the night battling to get a blaze under control in the Queens, but over 80 homes were flattened in the fire.
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Eye of the storm: New York was among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. A fire broke out in Breezy Point, Queens, destroying between 80 and 100 houses
Battle: More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire
Aftermath: A rainbow and looming clouds appear over the sky in New York's Manhattan today after the hurricane stormed the city
Washed up: A resident pushes a bicycle down a street covered in beach sand due to flooding from Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, New York
Destruction: Cars floating after being pushed out a flooded basement in the city during last night's battering
Beached: A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York's Staten Island
Fleet in the floods: Yellow cabs in a parking lot are surrounded by water after Superstorm Sandy struck Hoboken, New Jersey
Wrecked: A man looks at an uprooted tree which fell on a car when Superstorm Sandy swept through the Brooklyn borough of New York
Uprooted: A fallen tree at Cooper Square in the East Village, New York, after Superstorm Sandy battered the city
Overblown: A lighting shop in New York is closed after the storm. Strong winds brought down part of a banner which had advertised the business's 'blow-out sale'
Understatement: A Whole Foods store in New York informs its customers that it is closed 'due to inclement weather'
Read more: Hurricane Sandy 2012: Obama declares 'major disaster' in New York as 39 people die in Superstorm | Mail Online
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yeah.............. mother nature
Poleni sana mlioko state, tunawaombea ndugu zetu wote walioko huko wabaki salama hasa2 wana JF
Ni upepo tu utaisha!!!!
US huwa inapenda kwenda vitani na kupiga na kuharibu nchi za watu.
Majanga kama haya yangetumika kuwafahamisha kuwa sio jambo zuri kuharibu nchi za watu kwa mabomu.
Mother nature anawataka wanaopatwa na hali hizi kuurudia utu na ubinadamu.
Kwa wananchi wa kawaida ni jambo la kusikitisha kuona wanapoteza uhai na mali zao.
Ooohhh, my GOD, janga kama hili lipishe mbali lisije likatupata nchini kwetu ambako matayarisho ya kupambana na majanga ni duni sana!!! Poleni ndugu zangu wabeba maboksi wa kibongo mulioko huko US, mwenyezi Mungu awabariki musiaathirike na gharika hili.
Who is mother nature? that is the Lord,He knows what and why these catastrophic disasters are all about. You Americans let us together praise the Lord in faith and truth.
Gharika hii kubwa hutokea huko. Huku Sir God mwnyw anaona matatizo kibao Ufisadi,Njaa,ARV'S Feki n.k