30 October 2012
Last updated at 05:23 ET
Tropical Storm Sandy came ashore in New Jersey at 20:00 local on Monday, causing widespread flooding and knocking out power to more than six million people, including much of Lower Manhattan in New York.
A record storm surge of 14ft (4.2m) flooded much of Manhattan, causing widespread damage to cars, buildings and services
With no power, services were dependent on back-up generators. New York's Tisch Hospital was forced to evacuate patients after its generator failed.
Winds at speeds up to 85mph (135kph) caused widespread damage, blowing the front off this apartment building in New York
New York's public transport was shut down because of the threat posed by the storm surge. Governor Andrew Cuomo closed the city's road tunnels, including the Carey Tunnel, to prevent loss of life.
At least 16 people have been killed by Storm Sandy. A curfew is in place in Atlantic City, in New Jersey, and police are patrolling New York.
Atlantic City was close to the centre of the storm as it made land. Widespread flooding was reported across the resort.
It could take days or weeks to restore services to normal across the mid-Atlantic coast. New Jersey has been among the worst-hit states.
Severe flooding in New Jersey disabled its power network and transport system, including this rail station in Hoboken.
New York police took to boats to ferry powers workers to damaged electricity sub-stations and rescue those caught up in the storm.
Not all New Yorkers stayed indoors. Some restaurants welcomed diners by candelight while revellers descended on Times Square to frolic in the rain.
But much of Manhattan was resigned to a bill expected to rise into billions of dollars for storm damage. Much of New York will be closed again on Tuesday.