Clean up from Sandy begins in the US

Clean up from Sandy begins in the US

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given an update on the disaster response to mega-storm Sandy, confirming 18 people in the city have been killed and 64,000 remain in evacuation centres.

At least 45 people across the US and Canada have been killed so far, and large parts of Manhattan and New Jersey remain under water.

But a number of roads have now been reopened, and Mr Bloomberg says 4000 cabs are now in operation across New York.

But President Barack Obama has warned the threat is not yet over, and there is still wild weather to come.

He’s urged all residents to take caution, and follow the directions of their state and local authorities.

At least 80 homes have been destroyed, after a fire sparked by the storm, tore through Queens.

JFK and Newark Liberty International airports in New York will reopen tonight, with limited service, after being shut down for over 24 hours due to tropical storm Sandy.

As the storm moves on, U.S. government offices in Washington and schools up and down the East Coast are due to reopen tonight as well, along with the US Stock Exchange.

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