New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) views damage in the Breezy Point area of Queens, N.Y. Estimates of the damage caused by superstorm Sandy — including interruption of business activity and impact on infrastructure — range from $30 billion to $50 billion.
A fallen tree damaged a car and blocks a street on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Tuesday. Washington escaped significant damage from Sandy, but tens of thousands of residents experienced power outages.
Waves pound a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie, near Cleveland. High winds spinning off the edge of Sandy took a vicious swipe at northeast Ohio, uprooting trees, cutting power to hundreds of thousands, forcing school closures and flooding parts of major commuter arteries that run along the lake.
A person walks through snow in Belington, W.Va. Sandy buried parts of the state under more than a foot of snow, cutting power to at least 264,000 customers. Authorities closed nearly 50 miles of interstate.