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(RNN) - The brute force of Superstorm Sandy has subsided, but weather and power outages are still major issues in states that were in the storm's path.
West Virginia dealt with heavy snowstorms Tuesday, with more than a foot of snow falling in the lower areas. More than three feet in the higher areas of the Mountain State, according to the state's website.
"We are making great progress in clearing our roadways, but we continue to be faced with new challenges as the storm continues to affect the Mountain State,' said West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Power outages are also a problem, with more than 270,000 West Virginians in the dark. To help those in need, FEMA is bringing in 700,000 meals and 1.4 million liters of water.
Approximately 6.2 million people remained without power Wednesday because of the storm, CNN reported.
One storm-related death was reported in West Virginia. Nationwide, there have been 55 deaths as a result of Superstorm Sandy, according to the Associated Press.
In Maryland, heavy rain hit the eastern part of the state while a blizzard rocked the west, causing two deaths and leaving more than 200,000 people without electricity.
The heavy rains caused flooding, and coastal towns like Ocean City were especially hit hard, where streets were under as much as three feet of water.
In the west, snow was the biggest problem for most. More than 20 inches fell on the ground Tuesday.
Kathie Smith of Mountain Lake Park, MD, said the snow has caused major power outages.
"The electric people said they'd be lucky to get power tomorrow, but the outer reaches of the county could be a week," Smith said.
In Ohio, rain and strong winds affected the Cleveland area, and icy roads in the northwest part of the state caused two car crashes, resulting in two deaths.
Like many states hit by Sandy, more than 250,000 Ohioans are also without electricity.
Severe weather has also been reported in other states, including Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky, where more than a foot of snow has fallen in the Appalachian area of that state.
Although several states are dealing with the effects of Sandy, much of the attention is still focused on New York City and New Jersey, where the hurricane-like rains caused widespread damage to the country's most densely populated area.
Transit remains shut down in New York City, where water flooded the streets and subway tunnels. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie reported Tuesday that rail cars were swept away and deposited onto the New Jersey Turnpike.
Christie surveyed the Jersey shore by air Tuesday. He called the damage "unthinkable."
There have been 22 reported deaths in New York City and six in New Jersey - many of them the result of falling trees. The New York Times reported other deaths were the result of varied causes, including electrical fires and drowning.
So far, Sandy has claimed more than 120 lives, including 69 in the Caribbean.
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Wednesday, October 31 2012, 08:46 AM EDT
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