Cuomo says LI hit hardest by Sandy power outages

(AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 90 percent of Long Island families are without electricity after Sandy ravaged the New York City metropolitan

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 90 percent of Long Island families are without electricity after Sandy ravaged the New York City metropolitan area.

He says hundreds of lives were saved by New York City police, state police, National Guard soldiers and other first responders. Cuomo says Tuesday that Sandy has been the inverse of the tropical storms Irene and Lee, which raked upstate and largely spared the metro area last year. This time the damage is concentrated around the city and its transit system. He says he hopes Wall Street will open Wednesday, along with John F. Kennedy International Airport. LaGuardia Airport will remain closed because of extensive damage.

Buses will resume a limited Sunday schedule at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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