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A state-by-state look at superstorm's effects

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BETHPAGE, NY - NOVEMBER 03: In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a work crew based in St. Louis, Missouri trims trees entangled in power lines as kids bicycle past them on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. With the death toll currently over 100 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. East Coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey has begun rationing gas and the Department o

Power outages now stand at more than 2.6 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.


Memorial held for firefighter hit by falling tree. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 131,400, down from a peak of 625,000.


Ship heading to Elizabeth, N.J., to house emergency workers, power crews and others. Deaths: None. Power outages: about 971, down from 400,000.


Rationing system for auto fuel takes effect in northern New Jersey, creating confusion and frustration. State allowing displaced residents to vote by email or fax. Deaths: 23. Power outages: 1.2 million, down from 2.7 million.


Lights go back on in lower Manhattan after days of darkness while resentment builds in hard-hit, still-powerless outer boroughs. Children go back to school Monday. Deaths: 47, including 40 in New York City. Power outages: 900,000, down from 2.2 million.


Between 250 and 300 polling places remained without power just days before Tuesday's election. Red Cross closes all but two of its shelters. Deaths: 15. Power outages: 163,000, down from 1.2 million.


President declares a major disaster, freeing up federal funding for recovery efforts. Volunteers in Westerly work to clear away debris. Deaths: None. Power outages: 130, down from more than 122,000.


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visits and pledges resources for state to recover from heavy snowfall. Deaths: 6. Power outages: 65,000, down from 270,000.

Other states with storm-related deaths: Maryland (4), New Hampshire (1), North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), Virginia (2).

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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