On Tuesday, outages climbed to 32,045 megawatts, the highest since the refueling and maintenance season in May 2011, following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in March that year.
NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S.
The New Jersey Shore, one of the hardest hit regions along the East Coast, was largely unrecognizable to residents and vacationers Tuesday morning. Shore homeowners were kayaking on streets to get around and iconic Boardwalk amusements were either completely destroyed or sitting in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Gasoline futures jumped as East Coast consumers—already stressed by Superstorm Sandy—joined long lines at the pump to fill up cars and gas cans to fuel home generators, causing shortages in some areas.
Northeast recovers from Hurricane Sandy, the following is a list of transportation service updates for New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia:.
Oct 31- More than 5.9 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power on Wednesday morning after Hurricane Sandy battered the region. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on Monday night. Power companies have reported a peak of nearly 8.5 million customers without power, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.
Clean-up efforts begin on the Jersey Shore, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J.-- It's reminiscent of the gas shortages in the 1970 s. Motorists are lining up for miles for gasoline at a service area on the Garden State Parkway in Wall Township. Brian Polite says the wait has been about an hour.
With the state just beginning to dig out from Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order Wednesday postponing Halloween celebrations due to unsafe conditions.
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, (D), discusses the city's efforts to restore power and reopen Newark Airport.
*Power outages, flooding hit U.S. East Coast after Sandy. LONDON, Oct 31- Brent crude rose to above $109.50 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by a weaker dollar, as the U.S. East Coast began to pick itself up after storm Sandy, but gains were capped by demand worries in the world's largest oil consumer.
RALEIGH, N.C.-- High-profile North Carolina Republicans are benefiting from a marked fundraising advantage over Democratic rivals entering the fall campaign's final days, led by gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory.
*Power outages, flooding hit U.S. East Coast after Sandy. SINGAPORE, Oct 31- Brent crude held steady near $109 a barrel on Wednesday after the huge storm Sandy whiplashed the U.S. East Coast, reducing fuel demand even as refineries in the region gradually resumed operations.
Robert Kunkel, Alternative Marine Technologies, discusses how tanker delays caused by the storm may impact oil prices.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports home improvement retailers are providing supplies in cleanup efforts after the storm.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports from Atlantic City that while most of the big casinos plan to reopen tomorrow, it will be difficult to get back to business as usual amid the devastation of Sandy. (3:44)
Fran Sullivan, PSE&G spokesman, discusses restoring power to the Garden State.
Captain Gordon Loebl, U.S. Coast Guard, discusses rescue and recovery efforts at sea after Super Storm Sandy.
Still hobbled by power failures and waterlogged transit, the New York region struggled to return to the rhythms of daily life on Wednesday, while facing the reality of a prolonged and daunting period of recovery.
The President will travel to New Jersey to view the storm damage area. CNBC's John Harwood reports on whether Sandy will impact the election.