Sandy moved from hurricane to superstorm and lived up to the new name.
"I think its fair to say the path of destruction is the worst we have ever experienced."
Winds too strong water too high and an impact hundreds of miles wide almost too much to comprehend.
I'm not exactly sure where to go from here except to call the insurance company. I mean it's it's pretty devastating."
At least 80 homes in Queens were destroyed in a chain reaction electrical fire and about 260 patients at the NYU Langone Medical Center had to be evacauted some down 15 flights of stairs.
By daybreak hundreds of people in New Jersey had to be rescued after a Levy was breached.
5:00 in the morning police came and pulled us out in a rolloff container the storm shut down the New York Stock exchange, international airports, subways and train service.
There is major damage on each and every one of New Jersey's rail lines and problems kept multiplying, two to three feet of snow in West Virginia, sewage spilling into floodwaters in Howard County, Maryland, waves rising along Lake Michigan.
President Obama: "My message to the federal government no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they're needed."
Reporter: President Obama will travel to New Jersey Wednesday to survey storm damage. Mitt Romney canceled campaign events to focus on a storm relief effort in Ohio.
It's part of the American spirit, American generosity, to give to people in need.
Luckily No one was injured when the facade was ripped off this building behind me, however 29 people are dead as a result of this storm, 10 of those from right here in New York City.
It could take as long as four days to get water out of New York's flooded subway tunnels.
New York's Laguardia Airport is not expected to open Wednesday because of the damage.
The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ say they will reopen Wednesday.
One government prediction says the storm's wind damage alone could amount to more than 7 billion dollars.
It'll take even longer to calculate flood damage.