Richard Schmitt walks in ankle-deep water from his house in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in South Bethany Beach, Delaware, October 30, 2012. Schmitt and his wife chose not to ride out the storm in their house, and returned the day after to find only their garage was underwater. Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)