Ripple effects of East Coast storms felt in Minn.

The massive storm on the East Coast that's claimed dozens of lives and wiped out entire communities is already expected to cause over $50 billion in damage. Handfuls of volunteers from various Minnesota agencies have been dispatched to help with emergency relief efforts. Waves up to 20 feet tall have stalled cargo shipping on the Great Lakes and dozens of flights out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport were cancelled Tuesday.
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The massive storm on the East Coast that's claimed dozens of lives and wiped out entire communities is already expected to cause over $50 billion in damage. Handfuls of volunteers from various Minnesota agencies have been dispatched to help with emergency relief efforts, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Red Cross is urging people to donate blood or organize blood drives to maintain supplies during this disaster.

Waves up to 20 feet tall have stalled cargo shipping on the Great Lakes. The Associated Press says freighters full of iron ore, coal and other commodities have taken refuge in harbors or bays.

Dozens of flights out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to the East Coast were cancelled again Tuesday, MPR reports. Airport officials say winds and visibility are still an issue. Travel to New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia will take the longest to return.

Although it's no comparison to the destruction in the east, local businesses are seeing some hiccups from the storm's aftermath.

WCCO reports several companies are experiencing online outages. Mall of America's Sea Life Aquarium was unable to process transactions online because their servers, located in New York, went down due to power outages.

Minneapolis-based Coastal Seafoods will see a shortage of supplies. The company tells KSTP that half their products including live lobsters and caviar are usually shipped in from New York and Boston.

Here's a look at raw aerial video of destruction along the Jersey shore:

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