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.
A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled without heat in near-freezing temperatures.
Victims of superstorm Sandy on the East Coast of America are struggling against the cold among fuel shortages and power outages.
The New York marathon has been cancelled in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced.