At least 5.3 million people are without electricity across 11 states affected by superstorm Sandy, according to a CNN tally.
The storm, which caused record flooding in coastal New Jersey and New York, has moved inland, and flood waters have begun to recede.
"I think it's the worst we have seen here in my lifetime, said N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez.
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