Sir Paul McCartney has spoken ahead of his performance at tonight's 12-12-12 concert to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.
He said: "When I heard there was a concert, I wanted to be there, I wanted to try and do my bit".
The singer Alicia Keys is encouraging her fans to tune into tonight's 12-12-12 concert in New York which is being held to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
A rollercoaster that was swept from a pier by superstorm Sandy and landed in the sea could be left in the Atlantic Ocean as a tourist attraction.
Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers told WNBC-TV in New York that no decision had been made whether to tear down the ride.
The mayor added that he was working with the coast guard to see if the rollercoaster was stable enough to leave it in the water because he believed it would make "a great tourist attraction".
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that 900 turkeys and 3,085 boxes of food will be delivered to those hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy so they can still enjoy Thanksgiving this year.
Gov. Cuomo said, "We wanted to ensure that New Yorkers impacted by the storm can still celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones".
Thousands of food items were donated by supermarkets and will be delivered by the National Guard to communities in New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.
Later today in Breezy Point, a Queens neighbourhood that was devastated by fire and flooding during Sandy, Gov. Cuomo and actor Steve Buscemi will meet first responders at a lunch hosted by the charity Friends of Firefighters.
President Obama has been touring areas of New York that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
During his visit, he met some residents of Staten Island.
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The US Department of Energy has said 166,499 customers remain without power in New York, New Jersey and West Virginia following Hurricane Sandy and the following storm.
At its peak, a total of 8.6 million people in several East Coast states were without power after the hurricane came ashore on the New Jersey coast on October 29.
The New York City Mayor has asked residents of low lying areas to evacuate their homes as forecasters predict further bad weather according to Reuters.
Michael Bloomberg will also close all the city's parks and beaches from midday on Wednesday through to midday on Thursday.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into price gouging after receiving hundreds of complaints from consumers across the state after Hurricane Sandy.
His office has received complaints from consumers from areas of New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island.
The largest number of complaints are related to increased gasoline prices, he said.
Consumers also have reported possible gouging for emergency supplies like generators, hotels raising rates due to "high demand," as well as increased prices for food and water.