New York gets wrath of storm

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 3:45pm

President Obama joined Governor Chris Christie on a tour of storm ravaged New Jersey Wednesday afternoon. 
The state's shoreline took the worst battering from Superstorm Sandy with the blue skies on Wednesday, came a clearer picture of the damage. From the twisted remains of the iconic seaside heights amusement park on the Jersey Shore to the rockaways in the New York Borough Of Queens, ravaged by both flooding and fire. 
In Lower Manhattan, an attempt to create at least the appearance of business as usual. Mayor Michael Bloomberg rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, where trading was halted Monday and Tuesday. 

With flooded tunnels and power outages still clogging transit, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says ther is a long way to go before the city and the state return to normal. 
Andrew Cuomo: "This is a long term recovery and reconstruction effort and that is the way we have to think about it." 
In Lower Manhattan, an attempt to create at least the appearance of business as usual. Mayor Michael Bloomberg rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, where trading was halted Monday and Tuesday. 

With flooded tunnels and power outages still clogging transit, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is a long way to go before the city and the state return to normal. 
This is a long term recovery and reconstruction effort and that is the way we have to think about it. 
Across the Hudson here in Hoboken, New Jersey, National Guard troops spent the day helping thousands of residents trapped by flood waters, and worn out by the last few days. 
Resident: "We are gonna kinda regroup. They told us two days before power here, and I lost the first floor, so I gotta come back and dig that out." 
The problems keep piling up here in Manhattan. 
I'm standing in front of Bellevue Hospital where some 700 patients need to be evacuated because of 8 feet of water in the basement. 
Some patients have already been moved to other hospitals but it could take up to two days to get all 700 out. 
 

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