Super hurricane Sandy that hit US East Coast has claimed at least 70 lives, and has left 3.75 million people without power in devastated New York City and New Jersey with about $6 billion in lost economic revenue.
THE US President Barack Obama promised the affected people that his administration will do its utmost and "will not quit" until Sandy-hit cities are cleaned up. He assured people that red tape won't be tolerated in the bureaucracy and everyone’s phone call for help will be returned in 15 minutes for help and action.
The US administration has put over 10,000 Army and Air National Guard forces on emergency duty in the 13 states affected by the storm. Though the bus services on most routes in New York City have been restored, most rail lines are still be closed.
According to a White House statement, Obama drove down to the Red Cross office headquarters to review rescue and recovery operation and travelled to New Jersey to have a personal assessment of the devastation and take stock of the situation on the ground. Meanwhile, Hurricane Sandy has crossed the US east coast and has entered Canada.