Final update, 11:55 p.m. ET, Tuesday Hurricane and then Superstorm Sandy delivered devastation to 20 states, stretching from New England to Tennessee. Our blog monitored updates from before the storm made landfall to end of day Tuesday. Read back through the posts to see how conditions developed and changed as the storm progressed.
Here's how New York's skyline looks the night after Sandy. Photo credit: Anthony Quintano
New York City skyline the night after Hurricane Sandy
The NYPD has posted a Facebook memorial for Officer Artur Kasprzak, 28, who died helping family on Staten Island during the storm. Writes the NYPD, "As flood water surged into the house, Officer Kasprzak was able to get six adults and a 15-month-old boy into his attic to escape the rapidly rising water." The officer died when he left them to go check the basement
Russ Paulsen of the American Red Cross offers tips on how to safely return home after the storm. If you're standing in water inside your home, don't touch anything that might have power -- don't even open your refrigerator.
"The sun'll come out tomorrow..." Broadway performers gathered Tuesday in Times Square to sing the "Annie" classic "Tomorrow" to lift their spirits, and those of stranded tourists.According to Broadway World, word was spread via Facebook. "Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow ... there'll be sun."
Of the dangling crane in Midtown, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Tuesday that the city “feels very good” about its current status. When the wind dies down, he added, the city will “find a ways to pull it in.”