NEW YORK – Some key information about the aftermath  of Superstorm Sandy in New York:

POWER OUTAGES: About 900,000 customers remain without  electricity statewide, down from a peak of about 2.2 million Tuesday. Most  continue to be in New York City, its northern suburbs and on Long Island. New  York State Electric & Gas reported about 43,000 on Saturday and Central  Hudson Gas and Electric had about 3,200.

EVACUATIONS: 375,000 people were ordered to leave  flood-prone zones in New York City.

SHELTERS: About 5,500 people at 15 shelters Friday in New  York City.

DEATHS: At least 47, including 40 in New York City. Deaths  were attributed to falling trees, drowning, electrocution and car accidents.

CLOSINGS: All New York City schools remained closed Friday  and all but 65 are expected to reopen Monday. Students at those schools will be  relocated. Service in 80 percent of New York’s subway system resumed operations,  including the tunnels between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some tunnels  remained flooded. All Metro-North commuter rails resumed full service. The Long  Island Rail Road commuter lines will have limited service on all of its lines.  Rush-hour traffic into Manhattan remained restricted to vehicles carrying at  least three people. All three of the city’s major airports are open. Amtrak  restarted modified service to New York City, including from  Albany-Rensselaer.

HIGHLIGHTS: Gas rationing went into effect in northern New  Jersey while crowds lined up at free fuel distribution sites in New York’s  boroughs before state officials said emergency vehicles had priority.

Source: Fox 5 NY


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