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Oct 30, 2012 1:42 PM by Kelly Orsini, NBC News

Sandy: Surveying the aftermath

Dozens are dead and millions remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Across the Northeast communities are climbing out of a watery mess.

Sandy beat the eastern seaboard with a vengeance, wrecking havoc over hundreds of miles of shore.

"You have calls coming in and you just can't get to these people," said Seaside Heights, New Jersey Police Chief Tommy Boyd. "We don't know if we have bodies out there right now or not. That's why we're out there looking."

Streets that look like rivers and landmarks now ripped apart have emergency crews working overtime.

The Atlantic City boardwalk once packed with tourists is now filled with debris.

Beach communities are digging out from the dunes that once protected them.

Meanwhile, the lights are still out in the city that never sleeps.

Transformers exploded leaving much of Manhattan in the dark.

Babies and elderly in critical condition were evacuated from a New York City hospital when the backup generator failed.

Tunnels, subways and streets are under water thanks to a 13-foot storm surge that pounded the city.

Officials say it will be weeks, and in some cases months, before the damage is fully repaired.

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