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As Sandy death toll and damage reports rise, need still great to help storm victims

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 10:35 a.m. MDT

Crews work to remove a damaged sign in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Philadelphia. Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. (Matt Slocum, Associated Press) Crews work to remove a damaged sign in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Philadelphia. Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. (Matt Slocum, Associated Press)

The most devastating storm in decades to hit the country's most densely populated region cut off modern communication and left millions without power as thousands fled their water-menaced homes. By Tuesday evening, the death toll from superstorm Sandy reached nearly 50 souls.

Latest storm information

The New York Times: Hurricane Sandy: Live updates

U.S. News on NBCNews.com: Live updates on Hurricane Sandy

Time: Live updates on the superstorm

CNN: Live updates: Hurricane Sandy

Resources, information and how you can help

Map with location, forecast, more info (Google Crisis Response)

National Weather Service imagery, storm details

This photo provided by Dylan Patrick shows flooding along the Westside Highway near the USS Intrepid as Sandy moves through the area Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in New York. Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people.  (Dylan Patrick) MANDATORY CREDIT: DYLAN PATRICK, Associated Press) This photo provided by Dylan Patrick shows flooding along the Westside Highway near the USS Intrepid as Sandy moves through the area Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in New York. Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people. (Dylan Patrick) MANDATORY CREDIT: DYLAN PATRICK, Associated Press)

The Weather Channel's Hurricane Central

The Disaster Distress Helpline (a program of @samhsagov) is ready and available with 24/7 crisis counseling and support, 1-800-985-5990.

Get food and water for at least 5 days for each pet. When preparing to hunker down, don't forget pets. #sandypets

Also, Twitter accounts along the East Coast are providing specific #Sandy safety tips @femaregion1 @femaregion2 @FEMAregion3.

Red Cross

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This photo provided by Dylan Patrick shows flooding along the Westside Highway near the USS Intrepid, background center, as Sandy moves through the area Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in New York. Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people.  (Dylan Patrick) MANDATORY CREDIT: DYLAN PATRICK, Associated Press) This photo provided by Dylan Patrick shows flooding along the Westside Highway near the USS Intrepid, background center, as Sandy moves through the area Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in New York. Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people. (Dylan Patrick) MANDATORY CREDIT: DYLAN PATRICK, Associated Press)

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