Exasperation Builds on Day 3 In Storm-Stricken NYC

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The recovery in New York from the superstorm is being marked by progress and frustration.

Subways started rolling except in areas flooded by Sandy. Bridges into the city are open, but police enforced a carpooling rule that appeared to worsen, not improve congestion. Traffic jams stretched for miles. There were enormous lines for buses into Manhattan.

In Staten Island, officials and some residents of the outlying borough charged that they're not getting the same attention from city leaders and relief organizers. The Red Cross set up kitchen to provide meals. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it may necessary to distribute ready-to-eat meals in areas where power is still out.

Gasoline is in short supply because stations in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere don't have power to operate pumps.

The death toll from Sandy continues to climb. At least 90 people have been killed overall. That includes two Staten Island toddlers swept from their mother's arms by floodwaters.

In New Jersey, some residents of flooded communities were allowed to inspect their homes, or what was left of them.

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