The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has told CNN that the site where the North-West train derailed was "a dangerous area on the track just by design".
The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has paid tribute to the two firefighters killed and two wounded by a gunman who apparently lured them into a trap:
The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said that Hurricane Sandy has cost the state $33 billion (£20.7 bn) in damage and economic loss.
Speaking in a televised update, he instructed residents to photograph and get rid of damaged goods instead of keeping them as evidence for insurance companies.
He said there was a risk that excess debris in the streets could become "additional projectiles" in high winds.
The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is about to give an update on the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort and on the storm that is currently battering the state.
The US National Guard are distributing free food and water in New York today as part of a "million meal" aid initiative launched by Andrew Cuomo, the city's Governor.
Working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Guards have been tasked with delivering one million meals and bottled water to people in the areas most affected by the disaster.