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Hurricane Sandy pummels New York City [SLIDESHOW]

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Although the worst of Hurricane Sandy is over, millions of residents along the Atlantic seaboard will now deal with the storm’s aftermath.

Businesses, schools, public transportation and even the federal government remained closed on Tuesday as government officials and citizens alike began to cope with storm damage.

At least 15 deaths have been attributed to Sandy — seven in the New York region, according to the Associated Press.

New Jersey and New York were hit the hardest. Although Sandy had been downgraded to a “superstorm” once it made landfall, storm surges along beaches and boardwalks caused extreme flooding and other damage.

Water came over the seawall in Manhattan’s Financial District, causing cars to float down streets, the New York Times reports.

The backup generator at the NYU Langone Medical Center failed, and first-responders were tasked with evacuating patients to other hospitals amid the pummeling wind and rain.

Lower Manhattan lost power Monday night, with nothing but the glow of the Empire State Building illuminating that portion of the city. Over half-a-million people in New York City remain without power as of early Tuesday morning.

Here are some scenes from the damage to New York City from Hurricane Sandy:

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  • A flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn is viewed after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York, United States. At least 15 people were reported killed in the United States by Sandy as millions of people in the eastern United States have awoken to widespread power outages, flooded homes and downed trees. New York City was his especially hard with wide spread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • A Con Edison worker walks through the flood waters on the corner of 33th Street and 1st Street in front of NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan during rains from Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail services as of Sunday evening. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
  • Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
  • A flooded street, caused by Hurricane Sandy, is seen on October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
  • Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
  • A flooded street, caused by Hurricane Sandy, is seen on October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
  • Flood waters reach the corner of Canal St. and Hudson St. on October 29, 2012 in New York City. A large part of Manhatten below 26th St. has lost power reportedly because of flooding.  (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)
  • People take photographs in flood water in the Meatpacking District on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States, is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail services as of Sunday evening. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
  • Power outage seen  on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States, is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail services as of Sunday evening. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
  • Power outage seen  on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States, is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail services as of Sunday evening. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)