Hurricane Sandy coverage

The Boston Globe's coverage of the massive storm that hit the East Coast on Oct. 29-30.

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The hardest-hit areas of the Atlantic Seaboard began the daunting process Tuesday of rebuilding after a storm that remade the landscape and rewrote the record books.

The storm left cars partially submerged in a New York City parking lot.

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The storm left cars partially submerged in a New York City parking lot.

A tree crew worked to free a pine from power lines in Norwell on Tuesday.

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A tree crew worked to free a pine from power lines in Norwell on Tuesday.

Flooded streets kept firefighters away when a blaze tore through homes in New York’s Rockaway area on Tuesday.

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Flooded streets kept firefighters away when a blaze tore through homes in New York’s Rockaway area on Tuesday.

The storm upended trees in Washington, D.C. It also left more than 8.2 million homes in 17 states without power.

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The storm upended trees in Washington, D.C. It also left more than 8.2 million homes in 17 states without power.

A rescue worker helped a young boy evacuate an area in Little Ferry, N.J., on Tuesday, that was hit by flood waters.

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A rescue worker helped a young boy evacuate an area in Little Ferry, N.J., on Tuesday, that was hit by flood waters.

Jason Locke moved mud out of his mother’s home near Gooseberry Point at Horseneck Beach in Westport.

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Jason Locke moved mud out of his mother’s home near Gooseberry Point at Horseneck Beach in Westport.

President Obama monitored relief efforts at the Red Cross in Washington.

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President Obama monitored relief efforts at the Red Cross in Washington.

Mitt Romney collected food donations at a campaign event in Ohio.

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Mitt Romney collected food donations at a campaign event in Ohio.

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The storm uprooted a tree in Copley Square.

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Parts of West Virginia received up to two feet of snow.

A man looked at a tree resting on powerlines in the front yard of a home in Newton.

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A man looked at a tree resting on powerlines in the front yard of a home in Newton.

A damaged home was seen on Manasquan Beach in Manasquan, N.J.

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A damaged home was seen on Manasquan Beach in Manasquan, N.J.

A car passed a tree lying on power lines, the morning after Hurricane Sandy in Dartmouth.

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A car passed a tree lying on power lines, the morning after Hurricane Sandy in Dartmouth.

A woman dragged a wet rug out of her gallery in Falmouth Harbor.

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A woman dragged a wet rug out of her gallery in Falmouth Harbor.

A child looked at power lines knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Scituate.

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A child looked at power lines knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Scituate.

Needham public works crews removed a tree from power lines and traffic lights.

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Needham public works crews removed a tree from power lines and traffic lights.

A submerged boat in Scituate Harbor.

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A submerged boat in Scituate Harbor.

In the Queens, N.Y., a rainbow could be seen behind homes devastated by the storm.

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In the Queens, N.Y., a rainbow could be seen behind homes devastated by the storm.

A boat was almost sideways between two flooded houses in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

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A boat was almost sideways between two flooded houses in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Another home in Cambridge sustained damage from a fallen tree.

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A home in Cambridge sustained damage from a fallen tree.

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See the trail of destruction the storm left from the Mid-Atlantic states to Canada.

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Overall damage was relatively modest, and state officials expressed relief that the area was spared vast destruction from Sandy.

Utilities speed up response to storm

The state’s largest power companies, criticized during last year’s storms, appear to be repairing lines and restoring service faster in the wake of Sandy.

Ronald Mott, harbormaster of Norwell, cut up an oak tree that fell on Cape Cod Lane.

With power back for most, Norwell counts blessings

Residents and officials in Norwell expressed relief that for the most part, the impact of the storm was minimal.

Travel to NYC suffers as rails, roads, runways wrecked

Getting from Boston to New York was nearly impossible on Tuesday, with no planes, trains, or buses running to New York due to extensive damage there from Sandy.

Jenny Brennan looked on after a tree fell on the roof of her home in Cambridge.

Hurricane Sandy leaves hundreds of downed trees in its wake

Crews from Newton to Cambridge were working Tuesday morning to clean up downed trees and restore power.

A satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy as it battered the East Coast on Monday.

Effects of climate change increase risk of storms’ impacts

Climate change is probably part of Sandy’s story, scientists and environmentalists say, but there are also short-term weather forces at work.

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The death toll from Hurricane Sandy rises as millions up and down the East Coast remain without power.

US Route 30, a major approach to Atlantic City, was covered with water from Absecon Bay on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy’s approach.

Hurricane’s wide reach causes havoc for millions

Sandy battered the Atlantic Coast, knocking down power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of people — including a large swath of Manhattan — in the dark.

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The hurricane prompted President Obama and Mitt Romney to cancel rallies and raised questions about the effect of the storm on voting.

Boston escapes major damage from Sandy

Mostly, the storm acted like a giant weed whacker, breaking branches, toppling trees, and dragging down power lines.

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The Globe is charting power outages reported by the utility providers across the region.

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Get the latest video dispatches in the aftermath of the storm.

A tunnel under Battery Park in lower Manhattan was flooded early Tuesday.

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A tunnel under Battery Park in lower Manhattan was flooded early Tuesday.

Mike Biszko waded through knee-deep water flooding Bridge Street in Westport, Mass., after checking on his home.

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Mike Biszko waded through knee-deep water flooding Bridge Street in Westport, Mass., after checking on his home.

Brothers Chris (left), Steven, and Richie Hartnett made their way home after checking out the flooding in Westport.

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Brothers Chris (left), Steven, and Richie Hartnett made their way home after checking out the flooding in Westport.

Lower Manhattan, as seen from Brooklyn, went dark.

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Lower Manhattan, as seen from Brooklyn, was dark.

Streets were flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Streets were flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Transformers exploded in lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

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Transformers exploded in lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

Another view of the transformer exploding.

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Another view of a transformer exploding.

A row of houses flooded at Grassy Sound in North Wildwood, N.J.

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A row of houses flooded at Grassy Sound in North Wildwood, N.J.

The Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J. was covered in water. A  piece of the boardwalk washed away earlier in the day.

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The Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., was covered in water. A piece of the boardwalk washed away earlier in the day.

A surveillance camera captured the PATH station in Hoboken, N.J., as water poured in.

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A surveillance camera captured the PATH station in Hoboken, N.J., as water poured in.

The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, sunk in the Atlantic Ocean near Hatteras, N.C.

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The HMS Bounty, a replica tall ship, sunk in the Atlantic Ocean near Hatteras, N.C.

Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street in New York.

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Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street in New York.

Firefighters evacuated an apartment building in New York after its front wall collapsed.

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Firefighters evacuated an apartment building in New York after its front wall collapsed.

A darkened street in New York.

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A darkened street in New York.

Water rushed into an underground parking garage in New York’s Financial District.

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Water rushed into an underground parking garage in New York’s Financial District.

Water rose to the porch at the Paquachuck Inn in Westport.

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Water rose to the porch at the Paquachuck Inn in Westport.

Waves crashed against homes on Turner Road in Scituate.

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Waves crashed against homes on Turner Road in Scituate.

A car navigated a flooded Church Street in Woods Hole.

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A car navigated a flooded Church Street in Woods Hole.

A man drove around a fallen tree on Locust Street in Falmouth.

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A man drove around a fallen tree on Locust Street in Falmouth.

Waves crashed over a jetty in Scituate.

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Waves crashed over a jetty in Scituate.

Hurricane Sandy is seen Monday as it approaches landfall on the East Coast.

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Sandy is seen Monday as it approached landfall on the East Coast.

A crew worked to remove a downed tree on Rockdale Street in New Bedford.

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A crew worked to remove a downed tree on Rockdale Street in New Bedford.

Oceanside Drive was littered with debris in Scituate.

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Oceanside Drive was littered with debris in Scituate.

Jamison Orr watched the waves come up through the dock at the Clam Shack in Falmouth Harbor.

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Jamison Orr watched the waves come up through the dock at the Clam Shack in Falmouth Harbor.

Joe Gallion of Falmouth checked out the surf on Menauhant Road in Falmouth.

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Joe Gallion of Falmouth checked out the surf on Menauhant Road in Falmouth.

Chris Losordo carried his father, Vin, across a flooded  road in Falmouth.

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Chris Losordo carried his father, Vin, across a flooded road in Falmouth.

Alison Tames of Plum Island held her dog, Zoey, amid the high winds.

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Alison Tames of Plum Island held her dog, Zoey, amid the high winds. "She's cold and miserable," Tames said.

Jillian Webb (left) and Arianna Corso, of Dennis, in Chatham as Hurricane Sandy pelted them with wind and sand.

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Jillian Webb (left) and Arianna Corso, of Dennis, in Chatham as Hurricane Sandy pelted them with wind and sand.

Snow had fallen in Beckley, W.Va.

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Snow had fallen in Beckley, W.Va.

Commuters waited in Boston’s North Station for Amtrak and MBTA service Monday morning.

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Commuters waited in Boston’s North Station for Amtrak and MBTA service Monday morning.

South Coast of Mass. faces ‘greatest disruption’

Westport, Dartmouth, and other communities on the South Coast were drawing the attention of officials late Monday as the storm was taking a heavy toll there.

COMMUTING WOES

MBTA expected to resume most of its service today

MBTA service was expected to largely resume Tuesday morning, after being shut down for part of Monday due to the fierce storm hitting Massachusetts, a T spokesman said.

Many on Cape defy Hurricane Sandy advisories

Cape residents dashed about in the last hours of daylight before Sandy’s late-night landfall, soaking up the gale-force winds and the dramatic waves.

Editorial cartoon: Judging hurricane Sandy

Windy enough for you?

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Sandy will rack up claims for insurers

The storm could cause an estimated $10 billion to $20 billion in total economic losses, and $5 billion to $10 billion in insurance claims.

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St. Frances in Scituate weathers the storm

Scituate residents survive storms with a mix of hardy defiance and deep spirituality, and nowhere is that attitude more resplendent than in the sanctuary that is St. Frances.