Barack Obama

President Obama to Tour Sandy-Hit New Jersey

Millions still without power


President Obama is to tour the beleaguered state of New Jersey on Wednesday, as large swathes of the US east coast attempt to recover from the worst affects of floods, fires and power outages whipped up by superstorm Sandy.

Some of the most densely populated areas of the eastern United States awoke to continued disruption and scenes of devastation, with many areas still inundated with saltwater flooding, downed trees and scattered debris.