"The Worst We've Ever Seen"

, Posted: Tue, October 30 2012 at 10:37 PM, Updated: Tue, October 30 2012 at 11:07 PM

The day after Hurricane Sandy the devastation is overwhelming.

Sandy battered the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast on Monday.

Violent winds and raging flood waters that turned deadly overnight.

More than two dozen people died in the storm, and there's fear tonight that number could climb.

Sandy's rage began as it crossed the Jersey shore, shattering windows, crumbling buildings and tearing away boardwalks along the coast.

"The level of devastation at the Jersey shore is unthinkable," says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

The image of a roller coaster twisted and tossed in the water is a telling symbol of Sandy's wild ride.

The force of the massive storm was felt all along the coast.

More than 8-million homes lost power in more than a dozen states.

The early damage estimates are at $20-billion.

Some of the worst is in New York City, the nation's largest city crippled by high winds and a record storm surge, with water pouring into lower Manhattan, swallowing neighborhoods and washing out the subway system.

Ironically it was the water that prevented fire fighters from dousing the flames of a massive fire in Queens, where 80 homes were lost.

A major concern for many of the hardest hit communities now is the lack of heat as temperatures drop and the winds continue to blow.

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