Hurricane Sandy is causing an unprecedented lull from campaigning only one week from Election Day.
President Barack Obama is staying put in the White House, reaching out to the governors of New York and New Jersey.
Obama issued disaster declarations for both states, ensuring that they will receive extra federal support for hard hit areas.
Meanwhile, Republican challenger Mitt Romney cancelled a campaign rally for Tuesday but made a trip to a disaster relief event.
"And by the way, the American Red Cross is, of course, accepting donations. And if you have a little extra, you can send it off to the American Red Cross," Romney said. "Why, join us in doing that and make sure we do our very best to help those that are being impacted by the storm."
Political television ads are still on in force across the country. However, with more than 7 million people without power, many of those ads are going unseen.