East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

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Jim Margiotta attempts to open the front door of his house, which was... News PhotoEffort,Emergencies and Disasters,Extreme Weather,Flood,Horizontal,House,Hurricane - Storm,Hurricane Sandy,Large,Long Beach - New York,Natural Disaster,New York State,Sand,Sea,Storm,USA,Water,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesLONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 31: Jim Margiotta attempts to open the front door of his house, which was flooded with ocean water and sand by Hurricane Sandy, on October 31, 2012 in Long Beach, New York.The storm has claimed many lives in the United States and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City, with widespread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)