-- Sandy wrought the worst destruction on the seaboard of two states. New Jersey was one, and miles of homes and businesses were devastated in a series of towns. Some remained inundated with water or sand washed up by the storm. The neighboring state of New York had the highest death toll in the storm.
-- The state got personal attention from the White House, as Obama toured storm-damaged areas Wednesday.
-- Sandy killed at least six people in the state, said Gov. Chris Christie, who warned people in low-lying areas to evacuate. "We're lucky that more people didn't die as a result of folks ignoring those warnings."
-- "When it comes to getting things done, I don't care what party somebody's in," the Republican governor said after touring the disaster area with Obama, a Democrat. "I'm aware of all the atmospherics. I'm not in a coma. But the fact is, I don't care."
-- Some 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel will be delivered to the state by Thursday night to run trucks and generators at nursing homes, hospitals and other high-priority locations, he said.
-- State offices will be open Thursday.
-- "We'll be ready for Election Day, one way or another," Christie said.
-- Residents not cleaning up damage to their property spent much of their time Wednesday standing in line -- at gasoline stations, stores and restaurants.
-- Transportation is coming back on line, the governor's office said. The majority of major closed roads have been cleared, Gov. Chris Christie said.
By Thursday, all airports should reopen, but service in some is limited. Air Train service to Newark International is running again but is still down to JFK.
All but one tunnel into New York City are open. Only the Holland Tunnel is still closed.
Ferry service to New York has also resumed.
Buses hit the streets again on 86 routes Thursday, according to NJ Transit. But light rail resumes on only one route and major rail service is down until further notice. The transit authority has posted dramatic photos of storm damage on its rail lines to its website.
-- Amtrak said it would provide Northeast Regional service on Thursday between Boston and New Haven, Connecticut, and between Newark and points south.
-- PATH train service, which typically ferries 245,000 people under the Hudson River to New York City each weekday, is suspended until further notice.
-- With at least 28 killed, the state had the most fatalities, most of them in New York City.
-- Bellevue Hospital was evacuating its remaining 700 patients, some of them critically ill, in a process that could take two days, a source familiar with the evacuation plan told CNN.
-- Coney Island Hospital and Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital were also evacuated.
-- The moment the lights went out can be seen on YouTube in a fast forward, stop-motion video showing Sandy sweep through the city.
-- The Army Corps of Engineers will begin pumping water from flooded tunnels beginning Thursday, a spokesman says.
John F. Kennedy International Airport reopened Wednesday with limited service, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. LaGuardia Airport was to reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday with limited service.
-- Buses were to run on regular routes Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced, cautioning that there may be detours and "substantial waits." Limited subway service was to resume Thursday morning, along with bus service between Downtown Brooklyn and Midtown.
-- Near-normal train service will resume from Mount Kisco, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, to Grand Central Terminal for rush hour Thursday morning.