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UPDATE: Sandy death toll rises to at least 92

Posted: Updated: Oct 31, 2012 04:04 PM CDT

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The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 92 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 3.8 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.

CONNECTICUT

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says federal government will offer help. Pelican sighted on beach illustrates how massive storm carried birds from as far away as Europe and the Arctic. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 241,000, down from a peak of 625,000.

DELAWARE

Officials call for volunteers to help clean up damage at state parks. Main coastal highway remains closed. Deaths: none. Power outages: about 400, down from 45,000.

KENTUCKY

Mountain towns and counties work to clear as much as a foot of snow. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 3,000.

MAINE

Leaders in the state's important seafood industry say they're hurting because the markets that usually buy their catch don't have power to store it. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 90,000.

MARYLAND

Residents suffer without power after heavy snow in western mountains. Biologists measure pollution and other effects on Chesapeake Bay. Deaths: 4. Power outages: 28,600, down from 365,700.

MASSACHUSETTS

Amtrak service resuming between Boston and New York City today. A British doctor who got stranded in the Philadelphia area says she spent $750 to make it to a conference in Boston. Deaths: none. Power outages: 7,200, down from 400,000.

MICHIGAN

Utility crews may work into Saturday to fully restore power. Deaths: none. Power outages: 5,000, down from 154,000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Officials estimate it will be the weekend before power is fully restored. Deaths: 1. Power outages: 1,300, down from 210,000.

NEW JERSEY

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to meet with officials to discuss state and local efforts for recovery. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 1.6 million, down from 2.7 million.

NEW YORK

Long lines form again at fuel pumps. Relief fund is created just for residents of hard-hit New York City borough of Staten Island, which Napolitano is to tour. Deaths: 46, including 39 in New York City. Power outages: more than 1.3 million, down from 2.2 million.

NORTH CAROLINA

Coast Guard calls off search for the captain of a tall ship that sank. Deaths: 2. Power outages: mostly restored.

OHIO

Dozens of residents staying in Red Cross shelters and many schools remain closed as power outages linger around Cleveland. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 89,000, down from more than 250,000.

PENNSYLVANIA

Power crews focus on restoring electricity to polling sites in advance of Tuesday's election. Deaths: 12. Power outages: 372,000, down from 1.2 million.

RHODE ISLAND

Residents allowed back into a community of beach cottages for the first time find homes ripped from their foundations, businesses destroyed and roads impassable. Deaths: none. Power outages: 17,700, down from more than 122,000.

TENNESSEE

Eastern areas dig out from heavy snow. Deaths: none. Power outages: none.

VERMONT

With power mostly back on, state's largest utility plans to send crews to help other states restore electricity. Deaths: none. Power outages: mostly restored, down from more than 10,000.

VIRGINIA

Port of Virginia starts receiving cargo diverted from New York. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 6,100, down from more than 180,000.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Residents of a flood-prone neighborhood gather in celebration after storm fails to inundate their basements. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 25,000.

WEST VIRGINIA

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to ask president for a federal disaster declaration after nearly 3 feet of snow. Deaths: 6. Power outages: 104,000, down from about 271,000.

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