State officials reported no major injuries or deaths as of Tuesday. Mandatory evacuations had been ordered in coastal and low-lying communities along Narragansett Bay on Sunday and Monday, and about 100 people stayed in shelters Monday night, state spokeswoman Laura Hart said.
Many children had a second day off school Tuesday, but life was getting back to normal in other ways. RIPTA public bus service resumed after being shut down Monday, although it warned riders to expect minor delays. MBTA commuter rails service also started back up Tuesday morning, and flights resumed at T.F. Green Airport, although many were canceled.
The National Weather Service says preliminary data showed Sandy was the fifth-highest crest on record at Fox Point in Providence, at the top of Narragansett Bay, at 9.5 feet Monday night. The highest point on record was during the 1938 hurricane, when the water crested at 17.4 feet.
Associated Press writers Erika Niedowski in Cranston and Michelle R. Smith in Providence contributed to this report.