7:49 p.m. ET: “Nightline” producer Chris Murphey sent in this photo of an SUV in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport that had been under five feet of water last night:
6:10 p.m. ET: “Nightline” producer Brandon Baur snapped this photo today from Seaside Heights, NJ: “Dennis Gray bikes out of dodge,” he said.
5:21 p.m. ET: ABC’s Matt Gutman tweeted:
4:47 p.m. ET: ABC’s Juju Chang and “Nightline” producers Dan Lieberman and Nick Capote went out with the Coast Guard in a helo to survey the damage in Sandy-ravaged New Jersey:
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert said 42-year-old Claudene Christian was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water Monday evening and was later pronounced dead at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C., early Tuesday morning, according to The Associated Press.
Fourteen people were rescued from the tall ship HMS Bounty early Monday morning off the coast of North Carolina.
11:33 a.m. ET: SANDY RECOVERY: As millions have been left reeling from the force and destruction of superstorm Sandy and the death toll continues to climb, the hardest hit areas on the East Coast are beginning to take the first steps towards recovery.
Sandy’s wrath killed at least 39 people in seven states, according to The Associated Press, and left more than 8 million customers without power. The died as the storm tore through states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.
10:15 a.m. ET: “Nightline” graphics designer Victoria Hunter-McKenzie snapped these two photos of the major damage in NYC after Sandy: The collapsed crane tower in midtown and the destoryed building facade on 14th and 8th.