Halloween on hold in storm-ravaged New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie postpones trick-or-treating until Monday
The governor of New Jersey wants trick-or-treaters to stay home tonight as cleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
No trick-or-treating at White House
U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, broke their Halloween tradition this year because of superstorm Sandy.
The White House says hundreds of treat bags will be delivered to the White House Military Office and to school districts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia that would have participated in the celebration.
Pumpkins used to decorate the White House will be donated to area shelters.
Chris Christie has signed an executive order urging families to postpone Halloween until Monday, Nov. 5.
"I've taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy," Christie said in a statement.
"In too many communities in our state, the damage and losses from this storm are still being sorted out, and dangerous conditions abound even as our emergency management and response officials continue their work.
The executive order requests local officials to notify and encourage residents in their communities to postpone any planned celebrations.
Christie said it was a "common sense and necessary step" as state officials deal with fallen trees, flooding, downed electrical lines, road closures and power outages.