Many New Yorkers remain without basic essentials, like food and shelter, but they awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck the region, news sources report.
Nearly all of Manhattan is back to having electricity. The main port in the city was working again, and with a widespread lack of gasoline, this means millions of gallons of gasoline is expected to start flowing to gas stations, NY Times reports.
"The Defense Department will set up emergency mobile gas stations at five locations around the New York City metropolitan area to distribute free fuel with a limit of 10 gallons per person," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, Associated Press reports.
About 60 percent of the New York metropolitan area has been restored with power. About 900,000 remain without electricity, including about 550,000 in the hardest hit are of Long Island, Cuomo said, NY Times reports.
105 people in the United States died as a result of Hurricane Sandy, including 41 in New York City,which struck the East Coast on Monday, NY Times reports.