Counting the cost: The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Dozens of people are dead and millions will be left without power for days after Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy carved a path of destruction through the north-eastern United States.

More than 80 cheek-by-jowl homes were gutted by fire at Breezy Point, in the New York borough of Queens, before hundreds of firemen managed to bring the blaze under control.

The cost of recovering from the superstorm is expected to run into the billions of dollars.

Sandy to leave $US45b damage bill: economists

Interactive: Before and after Superstorm Sandy

Video: Inside a flooded metro station in New York

Residents of regional Australia were among those caught up in the storm crisis - read their stories below.

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Bendigo Advertiser: White Hills woman bunkers down as Hurricane Sandy hits

Newcastle Herald: Hunter residents brace for US hurricane

Ballarat Courier: Hurricane stops New York in its track

Warrnambool Standard: Warrnambool tourist in lockdown as Hurricane Sandy hits New York City

Bunkering down: Former Albury-Wodonga resident Nela Banovic spoke to Fairfax Regional Media from Connecticut as the storm moved inland.

Lockdown: Newcastle woman Alexandra Lamb spoke to Fairfax Regional Media from her hotel in Brooklyn, New York as Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy lashes the city.

Hurricane Sandy: From birth to landfall

NASA has created an animation that shows Superstorm Sandy from formation through to landfall south of New Jersey.

Video: Surveying the damage

The New York National Guard has conducted an aerial survey of damage in New Jersey, where the storm made landfall.

Storify: Keep up to date with social media reaction as the United States struggles to come to terms with the scale of the destruction.

People caught in Sandy's path took to photo-blogging service Instagram to share shots of the Frankenstorm. Click below to see a photo wall.

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