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Superstorm Sandy: State-by-state

Oct. 31, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 8.4 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 39 deaths in the U.S. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state:

OHIO: Authorities say a pair of car crashes on icy roads in northwest Ohio have killed two people and are the first storm-related deaths in the state. The edge of superstorm Sandy brought snow, ice and rain to Ohio on Tuesday cutting power to hundreds of thousands and closed schools across the northern half of the state. Northeast Ohio took the brunt of the storm. Most of the 250,000 homes and businesses without power are in the Cleveland area. The state says nearly 400 highway crews are clearing debris from roads.

KENTUCKY: A winter storm warning was in effect for three southeastern counties. Up to a foot of snow fell at high elevations along the West Virginia border.

CONNECTICUT: The Long Island Sound flooded roads as the storm toppled trees and power lines Three people died, including a man last seen swimming in heavy surf. Power outages: More than 615,000.

DELAWARE: Nearly all residents of flood-prone coastal communities in Kent County heeded calls to evacuate. The Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach resort communities were flooded. Power outages: More than 45,000.

MAINE: Wind gusts topped 60 mph, shutting down the port of Portland and knocking out power to homes and businesses. Power outages: More than 86,000.

MARYLAND: Floodwaters swamped touristy Ocean City. In western Maryland, up to two feet of snow tied up traffic. Three people were killed, including a man who died when a tree fell on a house in Pasadena. Power outages: 290,000.

MASSACHUSETTS: Strong winds and heavy surf led to mandatory evacuations in sections of coastal Dartmouth and Fall River and voluntary evacuations in other coastal communities. Power outages: About 290,000.

MICHIGAN: Cargo shipping on the Great Lakes was at a standstill because of waves of up to 20 feet. High winds knocked out power to about 79,000 homes and businesses.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Politicians canceled visits to the presidential swing state on Monday. A construction worker checking on a job site in Lincoln, N.H., was killed in a landslide. Power outages: 164,500, down from a peak of 210,000.

NEW JERSEY: The center of the storm came ashore Monday evening near Atlantic City, which was cut off from the mainland by the storm surge along with other barrier islands, stranding residents who ignored warnings to evacuate. A tidal surge sent water into the streets of two northern New Jersey towns, setting off a frantic rescue effort. There were five reported deaths. Power outages: More than 2.5 million.

NEW YORK: A record storm surge that was higher than predicted along with high winds damaged the electrical system and plunged millions of people into darkness. Utilities say it could be up to a week before power is fully restored. A fire burned 50 houses in one flooded section of Queens. There were 17 storm-related deaths, 10 of them in New York City. Power outages: 2.3 million.

NORTH CAROLINA: Higher elevations in western North Carolina were under a winter storm warning, with more than a foot of snow expected. A woman who was pulled from the Atlantic after abandoning a tall ship was among two dead. Power outages: 6,600.

PENNSYLVANIA: Wind and flooding closing more than 200 bridges and roads. Five people died, including an 8-year-old boy who was killed when a tree limb fell on him. Power outages: 1.2 million.

RHODE ISLAND: The storm surge destroyed beach cottages and flooded businesses. Providence's hurricane barrier performed well in one of its biggest tests. Power outages: More than 116,000.

TENNESSEE: Nearly two feet of heavy, wet snow fell in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

VERMONT: Winds knocked down trees and power lines, and schools were closed. Power outages: More than 10,000.

VIRGINIA: Utilities brought in crews to help restore power after high winds and snow. Two people died in storm-related traffic accidents. Power outages: More than 180,000.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Federal and local governments were closed Tuesday along with the courts and public schools. Power outages: 25,000.