The estimated death toll from superstorm Sandy is now at 55 as the clean up begins across the eastern states of the US.
President Obama will get a first hand view of the scale of the disaster this afternoon when he visits New Jersey.
Aerial footage gives an idea of the devastation when sandy came ashore near Atlantic city New Jersey. Large areas remain under water.
In the state of emergency thousands are being evacuated to temporary shelters.
Evacuation centres like this one taking families who've been flooded out of their homes
The Governer of New Jersey Chris Christie is warning recovery will take a long time
He said: "You know, the amusement pier at Seaside Park, the log flume and the roller coaster are in the ocean. No, I've never seen anything like this in my life."
New York's subway system is closed indefinitely. America's largest city is beginning the clean up, but the job ahead is immense.
The beach front community of Breezy Point in Queens was devastated by a massive fire - destroying up to 100 homes.
Charles Schumer, New York Senator said: "It's like London. You used to see a standing chimney and that was it. Just like this. It looks like World War Two."
One home video gives a glimpse of the storm's strength when a tree was dramatically uprooted in a backyard on Long Island.
Sandy's now being felt over the border in Canada leading to fallen trees and power outages in Toronto.