The presidential candidates still stumped for votes Sunday but adjusted their campaign schedules as Sandy moved north.
After spending Saturday in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama headed to Florida the following day.
He has planned a campaign stop in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, followed by a trip to Ohio and then will return to the White House to monitor the storm.
He canceled appearances in northern Virginia on Monday and Colorado on Tuesday.
The president is getting regular updates on Sandy and administration officials said he is working with state and local governments to make sure they get resources they need.
After campaigning in Florida on Saturday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney scrapped plans to campaign in Virginia on Sunday because of the storm and was headed for Ohio instead.
Meanwhile, as it did in 2008, The New York Times endorses Barack Obama for president.
The paper calls Obama the clear choice in Sunday's editorial.
The Times says the president has managed some impressive achievements despite the difficulty of working with a Republican-led Congress.
It praises foreign policy achievements, many aspects of health care reform, and says pointedly that he prevented a second Great Depression.
The editorial acknowledges not every decision he made has worked, but praises him for using government to help foster growth and working to help those less fortunate.
The paper criticizes Romney for aligning himself with what it calls "ultraconservative forces," and calls some of his ideas dangerous.
It accuses him of saying whatever he thinks a particular audience wants to hear.
The Times says Obama would have a chance to shape a so-called grand bargain on the economy, combining new revenues and deficit reduction.