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Superstorm Sandy plows ashore; millions without power

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Power outage seen on Monday night in Manhattan, New York.

M. Alex Johnson / NBC News reports:  Superstorm Sandy surged inland late Monday, hitting the New Jersey shore and New York Harbor with incredible force, killing at least eight people, plunging almost 5 million others into darkness and crippling transportation with historic flooding across a huge swath of the East Coast.

The mammoth storm began breaking up as it hit the New Jersey shore Monday evening with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, later dropping to 75 mph, but Sandy continued to punch a destructive path across 11 states and the District of Columbia even after having been downgraded from hurricane status. Read the full story.

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Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening on a destructive and deadly path across the Northeast.