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East Coast Begins Recovery From Sandy [VIDEO]
Sandy has caused power outages and major flooding in New Jersey, the hardest hit by the monster storm.
FOX News Radio’s Jeff Monosso reports from Teterboro Airport in Northern New Jersey:
2.2 million people are without power in New Jersey. Thousands are in shelters including one here in Teterboro Airport. Many of these people had to be rescued after a levee burst along the Hackensack River, flooding Moonachie and Little Ferry, New Jersey. One man was killed there. So far six dead in New Jersey. Two hundred state roads are closed until further notice and destruction is wide spread with trees and power lines down. But the hardest hit communities, south of us along the New Jersey Shore. President Obama and Governor Chris Christie will tour damage there today.
In Bergen County, New Jersey, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.
WATCH FOX News Radio’s Rich Johnson report on the damage to Atlantic City from Sandy:
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Some signs of normalcy are returning to the Big Apple. While lower Manhattan is dark, the streets of midtown are bustling. On Wednesday, people were able to start leaving for the suburbs on mass transit for the first time in three days.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig was there was the first commuter train left Grand Central Terminal:
The first commuter trains, leaving New York City for the suburbs. After nearly three full days of mass transit shutdowns, flooded tunnels and high winds closing bridges, people are beginning to find their way on and off the island of Manhattan again.
Service is still very limited. An MTA spokeswoman tells FOX News Radio that they don’t have enough overhead wire to repair damage along the Metro-North Railroad, where the railway’s Hudson Line was overrun by the Hudson River.
Within the city, some subways are back Thursday, but not in hard-hit lower Manhattan.
In New York, Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.
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Also recovering from hurricane sandy: Portions of Ohio.
FOX News Radio’s Jennifer Keiper reports:
Thousands of northern Ohio residents still have no power, hundreds of schools are closed for a second day and flood warnings have been up for much of the Cleveland Lakeshore.
Steve James with Lewis Tree Service here in the Cincinnati area is heading up to Cleveland to help utility crews.
(James) “Obviously a lot of the downed lines are because of trees that have fallen across them. We clear the trees first and then they repair the lines.”
And he says this could be a long week because they may also get the call to head to New York.
In Ohio, Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.
WATCH for more on the damage caused by Sandy: