A state-by-state look at the East Coast superstorm

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 10:27 p.m. MDT

A police car patrols in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 before it reopens for trading for the first time this week following a two-day shutdown due to superstorm Sandy. Stock futures are rising ahead of the opening bell. Much of lower Manhattan and the financial district are still without electrical power.

Mark Lennihan, Associated Press

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The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 74 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 5.6 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.

CONNECTICUT

Widespread damage to homes on Long Island Sound. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 378,000, down from a peak of more than 620,000.

DELAWARE

Some southern coastal areas remain underwater, but officials say the damage is far less than anticipated. Governor lifted state of emergency. Emergency shelters closed. Power outages: 1,700, down from more than 45,000.

KENTUCKY

As much as a foot of snow fell in higher elevations of Appalachian Kentucky.

MAINE

Port of Portland reopened, but ocean conditions remained dangerous with high winds. Amtrak's Downeaster resumed service. Power outages: 3,500, down from more than 90,000.

MARYLAND

Eastern Maryland cleaned up from storm surge, while western Maryland dealt with as much as 29 inches of snow. Dueling disasters are straining emergency resources. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 33,600, down from 290,000.

MASSACHUSETTS

Continued cleanup from fallen trees and damage to homes and businesses, but relief that storm wasn't worse. Many schools remained closed. Power outages: 46,000, down from 400,000.

MICHIGAN

Cargo shipping on the Great Lakes resumed after waves of up to 16 feet subsided. Power outages: 35,000, down from 154,000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Some schools and day care centers remained closed. Trick or treating postponed until Sunday. Deaths: 1. Power outages: 40,000, down from 210,000.

NEW JERSEY

Trick or treating postponing until Monday. Fires that destroyed several homes in a shore town rekindled, fueled by natural gas. National Guard arrived to evacuate residents of Hoboken and distribute supplies. Storm renewed debate about whether to rebuild shoreline sand dunes. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 2.1 million, down from 2.7 million.

NEW YORK

Traffic choked city streets as residents tried to return to work in a New York City whose subway system remained crippled. Schools closed all week. Two of three major airports in metropolitan area re-opened with limited flights. Limited commuter rail service resumed and limited subway service is resuming Thursday. Utilities say it could be days before power is fully restored in the city and on Long Island. Deaths: 30, including 22 in New York City. Power outages: 1.9 million, down from 2.2 million.

NORTH CAROLINA

The search continued off the coast for the captain of a tall ship that sank as Sandy headed north. Parts of western North Carolina saw continued snow. Deaths: 2.

OHIO

High winds uprooted trees in northern Ohio. Schools closed and major commuter arteries along Lake Erie flooded. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 160,000, down from more than 250,000.

PENNSYLVANIA

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