EAST COAST (WIFR) -- Superstorm Sandy has left a massive path of destruction across several states. Thousands have been displaced and millions are without power. As CBS reporter Vinita Nair tells us, Sandy is expected to break records as one of the most expensive storms in history.
Garbage bins, tree branches and debris were left behind as the floodwaters receded in lower Manhattan. Sandy's powerful winds and storm surge slammed the city and rattled its residents.
The city remains paralyzed. Many businesses are closed, power is still out for tens of thousands and the city's subway system is shut down. The Mayor says it could be days before subways are up and running again.
"Make no mistake, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever experienced,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
Closer to home in Chicago, you can see the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, first hand.
Twenty foot waves are crashing along the shores of Lake Michigan and wind gusts are reaching nearly 60 miles an hour. City leaders are warning people to stay away from the water for the next 24 hours.