The worst of the storm may have passed in certain parts of the Northeast, but Sandy is not over. Residents are still experiencing intense and sometimes dire situations. Today police and other emergency personnel continue rescue operations, fight fires and pump water out of flood areas.
Nearly 8 million customers are without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia, according to figures compiled by CNN from local power companies. In the U.S., 30 people have died from the extreme conditions. The total death toll, including Canada, Haiti, and the Caribbean is 98.
In a news conference today, President Obama emphasized the need to be prepared and remain alert. "There are still communities that could be affected...there are still risks of flooding, there are still risks of downed power lines, risks of high winds, and so it is very important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community," he said.
Earlier, Anderson Cooper reported from the Time Warner Center balcony, in Columbus Circle, blocks from the New York City apartment building under construction where a crane snapped and was left dangling 90 stories above West 57th Street. He'll have the latest on the dangerous aftermath from Sandy in New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and elsewhere at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
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