Sandy pummels West Virginia as grueling recovery begins on East Coast

 Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Faced with one of the most daunting recoveries imaginable, ravaged cities in the Northeast must now clean up waterlogged buildings, burned homes and crippled infrastructure -- while millions of people remain without power. Although some New York City ground transit and airports are coming back to life Wednesday, much of the country’s biggest city remains paralyzed. Meanwhile, New Jersey neighborhoods are still deluged under feet of water ahead of President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to the state Wednesday. And states farther west are grappling with Superstorm Sandy’s dramatic encore -- a blizzard that dumped 3 feet of snow in West Virginia and left hundreds of thousands in the shivering cold.