Superstorm Sandy: East Coast Residents Head Back to Everyday Life
Oct. 31, 2012
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For the first time in its 39-year history, New York City has canceled its famous Halloween parade through Greenwich Village.
All Halloween festivities at the White House have been canceled in the wake of the storm.
Broadway will be lit up again for the first time since Saturday night as shows are to resume later tonight.
Con Edison tweets this is the largest storm-related outage in their history. Crews are working around the clock to assess damage and restore power. Customers in areas served by overhead power could take at least a week while underground could take four days. More than 250,000 lower Manhattan customers are without power.
The Long Island Power Authority said it will need at least 10 days to fix the outages. More than 914,000 of LIPA's 1.1 million customers were without power as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Newsday.
Labor Department spokesman Carl Fillichio said employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are working hard to ensure the timely release of employment data Friday.