‘‘We must make sure people can overcome all adversities,’’ Williams said. ‘‘You can, you will and you must.’’
On New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula, convenience store owner Mohamed Razack said he was able to open again Wednesday for the first time since the storm.
‘‘At first, I was very depressed, but now, I'm proud,’’ said Mohamed Razack, 50. ‘‘We are the first store to open around here.’’
AP radio correspondent Julie Walker, AP video journalist Ted Shaffrey and Associated Press writers Kiley Armstrong and Karen Matthews in New York, Alison Barnwell on Long Island, Bruce Shipkowski in New Jersey and Terry Collins in San Francisco contributed to this report.