Bay Area residents are watching in worry as water rises and darkness descends on New York, New Jersey and many other parts of the Eastern Seaboard.
As of Tuesday morning, 35 people had died, according to an Associated Press report, many of them hit by falling trees.
Power outages have affected 8.2 million people, many of them are stranded because of flooding and the suspension of trains and buses. "My father's in the blackout zone in lower Manhattan -- no power, phone, water, elevator -- and he's on the 21st floor," KQED online editor Jon Brooks said. "Not really sure what I can do, can't raise him on his cell phone. Trying to figure something out."
Later he got a phone call from someone at a hospital saying his father went there because it was the only place with power.
The Red Cross is sheltering 11,000 people in 258 locations in 16 states, spokesperson Pooja Trivedi told us.