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Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:
Superstorm Sandy, as it's being called, roared across the Northeastern U.S. Monday leaving at least 29 people dead. More than seven million people are without power. And while the worst is over, the damage from Sandy is still being assessed. The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, calls the level of devastation along the Jersey shore "unthinkable":
“We looked at Lavallette, Ortley Beach, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. All of them are nearly completely underwater," Governor Christie said. "Houses are moved off of their foundations. There are houses in the middle of Route 35."
Superstorm Sandy is still pushing across the United States. Some areas in the Midwest are now dealing with flooding and strong winds:
"It's being felt out as far west as just about the Mississippi river. Northward to Canada, and even as far south as South Carolina and Georgia – the area covered by the system," says National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Krein.
Halloween is tomorrow. And believe it or not, the National Retail Federation says Americans will likely spend $370 million dollars on pet costumes this year. That's up 40 percent from just two years ago. Dog enthusiast Stacia Wilkaitis plans to dress up her pet chihuahuas, Lola Falana and Chopper, as a bumble bee and Batman:
"I've never let other people's opinions, you know, sway what I'm gonna do or what I'm not gonna do. So, if it's something that you think you'd enjoy and you think you'd have fun with it go ahead and do it."