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HURRICANE SANDY DEATH TOLL NOW AT 55

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Elevator floods in NY City Elevator floods in NY City
Cars float in a flooded basement Tuesday morning in New York's Financial District. Cars float in a flooded basement Tuesday morning in New York's Financial District.
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Damage to a pier and amusement park on the New Jersey coast. (Master Sgt. Mark Olsen / US Air Force via EPA) Damage to a pier and amusement park on the New Jersey coast. (Master Sgt. Mark Olsen / US Air Force via EPA)

UPDATE: The Navy is sending 3 helicopter carrier ships to shores of NYC and New Jersey to provide assistance.

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NEW YORK (AP) - The death toll from superstorm Sandy is now at least 55 people along the Atlantic Coast.
    
Meanwhile, communities are slowly recovering from the storm.
    
In hard-hit New York City, hundreds of thousands of customers are still without electricity, but buses are running and Wall Street is reopening this morning.
    
JFK International Airport and Newark, New Jersey's airport also are operating with limited service today.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is traveling to New Jersey today to meet with Gov. Chris Christie and victims of superstorm Sandy.
    
Parts of the state have experienced massive flooding.
    
Power outages are still a major problem across the state and state government offices and most schools will remain closed today.
    
Christie says when beaches are rebuilt, they'll likely look different because boardwalks and amusement rides were washed away.
    
SUPERSTORM-NJ-FIRE
   
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) - A fire has broken out in a New Jersey shore town that was hit hard by Sandy.
    
Video from WNBC-TV in New York shows flames reaching in the sky over Mantoloking. There's a large cluster of flames and smaller fires spread out from it.
    
It's not clear what's burning.
    
The small town, which sits between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, suffered severe damage during the storm.

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