New Jersey governor Chris Christie tweeted teen pop sensation Justin Bieber to ask for help with publicising the New Jersey relief fund:
With almost 30 million followers, Bieber's account is the second most popular on Twitter behind Lady Gaga.
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.