Even the news seems to be indicating this is far worse than imaginable.Search and rescue will determine the over all damages although the wrath in the storms wake will hang over long after the clean up.
About all that can be said at this point in it is stay dry and stay warm any way you can.
The only real way to find out the true extent of damage and damage control is direct from people effected by it. We are reading the politicans stand in it where they say they will spare no expense allocating finical assistence, however hurricain Katrina and most recently /sandy on the esatern sea coast of the United States has shown us political corruption of the very worst kind for those politicans in charge of reliefe monies distribution, where it is about lining the pockets of themselves and those connected through the winning of contracts.
The former mayor of New Orleans channeled relief monies to his family owned ktichen remodel company he had his son made the legal figure head of the company ,his company received tons of granite,a material used for high end counter tops.
One such former mayor involved in katrina clean up has been found guilty of 20 counts of corruption including lining his own pockets with storm relief monies.
The governor of New Jersey is also suspect to criminal corruption around storm relief monies distribution among other corruption allegations.
Who are the who's who are watching those who's who are in charge of distribution and requisitioning relief monies ? In other words, who are those who's fallowing the money trails making certain those monies get to where it belongs and not direct to the pockets of the greedy thus leaving the needy with what little there be left ?