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A woman looks out from the boardwalk in Coney Island as waves come ashore in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A woman looks out from the boardwalk in Coney Island as waves come ashore in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A woman looks out from the boardwalk in Coney Island as waves come ashore in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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Storm waves from Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, New Jersey, October 28, 2012. The popular boardwalk in this resort town has dozens of businesses facing the ocean and is expected to get the full brunt of the storm when it hits land sometime Monday. Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

Storm waves from Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, New Jersey, October 28, 2012. The popular boardwalk in this resort town has dozens of businesses facing the ocean and is expected to get the full brunt of the storm when it hits land sometime Monday....more

Storm waves from Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, New Jersey, October 28, 2012. The popular boardwalk in this resort town has dozens of businesses facing the ocean and is expected to get the full brunt of the storm when it hits land sometime Monday. Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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Con Edison workers use sandbags to cover up power vaults in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Con Edison workers use sandbags to cover up power vaults in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Con Edison workers use sandbags to cover up power vaults in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A woman photographs waves from the Atlantic Ocean crashing into the pier in Ocean City Maryland October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman photographs waves from the Atlantic Ocean crashing into the pier in Ocean City Maryland October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman photographs waves from the Atlantic Ocean crashing into the pier in Ocean City Maryland October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The back entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is surrounded by sand bags in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The back entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is surrounded by sand bags in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The back entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is surrounded by sand bags in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Utility crews from the southeast gather at a staging area in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Utility crews from the southeast gather at a staging area in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Utility crews from the southeast gather at a staging area in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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Dirt Murray looks for a winter line as he works to secure his houseboat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Gloucester, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Dirt Murray looks for a winter line as he works to secure his houseboat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Gloucester, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Dirt Murray looks for a winter line as he works to secure his houseboat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Gloucester, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Dirt Murray picks up a circular saw as he works to secure his houseboat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Gloucester, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Dirt Murray picks up a circular saw as he works to secure his houseboat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Gloucester, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Dirt Murray picks up a circular saw as he works to secure his houseboat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Gloucester, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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A security guard walks towards the entrance of the Trump Plaza Casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk, with doors covered with sheets of plywood for protection from Hurricane Sandy as it approaches, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A security guard walks towards the entrance of the Trump Plaza Casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk, with doors covered with sheets of plywood for protection from Hurricane Sandy as it approaches, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A security guard walks towards the entrance of the Trump Plaza Casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk, with doors covered with sheets of plywood for protection from Hurricane Sandy as it approaches, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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Hurricane Sandy is seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1600 GMT on October 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout

Hurricane Sandy is seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1600 GMT on October 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout

Hurricane Sandy is seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1600 GMT on October 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout
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Workers use plywood to board up power vaults in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Workers use plywood to board up power vaults in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Workers use plywood to board up power vaults in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Workers place sandbags outside the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) headquarters which is located in a vulnerable part of New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Workers place sandbags outside the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) headquarters which is located in a vulnerable part of New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Workers place sandbags outside the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) headquarters which is located in a vulnerable part of New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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James Baniagua, with the IT department of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), removes payroll computers from company headquarters which is located in a vulnerable part of New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

James Baniagua, with the IT department of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), removes payroll computers from company headquarters which is located in a vulnerable part of New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

James Baniagua, with the IT department of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), removes payroll computers from company headquarters which is located in a vulnerable part of New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A man enters the subway at Whitehall Station ahead of a mandatory shutdown the the subway system at 7pm in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man enters the subway at Whitehall Station ahead of a mandatory shutdown the the subway system at 7pm in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man enters the subway at Whitehall Station ahead of a mandatory shutdown the the subway system at 7pm in New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A New York City subway train enters the Coney Island station prior to a total subway shutdown at 7pm in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A New York City subway train enters the Coney Island station prior to a total subway shutdown at 7pm in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A New York City subway train enters the Coney Island station prior to a total subway shutdown at 7pm in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks after a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing about Hurricane Sandy, as it threatens the East Coast, at FEMA headquarters in Washington, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks after a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing about Hurricane Sandy, as it threatens the East Coast, at FEMA headquarters in Washington, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks after a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing about Hurricane Sandy, as it threatens the East Coast, at FEMA headquarters in Washington, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A boy sits in a New York City subway train as it enters the Coney Island station prior to a total subway shutdown at 7pm in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A boy sits in a New York City subway train as it enters the Coney Island station prior to a total subway shutdown at 7pm in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A boy sits in a New York City subway train as it enters the Coney Island station prior to a total subway shutdown at 7pm in New York, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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A beachgoer along the oceanfront observes the effects of high wind and heavy rain as Hurricane Sandy begins to arrive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rich-Joseph Facun

A beachgoer along the oceanfront observes the effects of high wind and heavy rain as Hurricane Sandy begins to arrive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rich-Joseph Facun

A beachgoer along the oceanfront observes the effects of high wind and heavy rain as Hurricane Sandy begins to arrive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rich-Joseph Facun
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Utility crews from the southeast gather at a staging area in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Utility crews from the southeast gather at a staging area in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Utility crews from the southeast gather at a staging area in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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Chef and maintenance worker AnRich Stringer unloads sandbags from a pallet, at the doorway to a restaurant entrance for protection from Hurricane Sandy, as it approaches Atlantic City, in New Jersey October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

Chef and maintenance worker AnRich Stringer unloads sandbags from a pallet, at the doorway to a restaurant entrance for protection from Hurricane Sandy, as it approaches Atlantic City, in New Jersey October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

Chef and maintenance worker AnRich Stringer unloads sandbags from a pallet, at the doorway to a restaurant entrance for protection from Hurricane Sandy, as it approaches Atlantic City, in New Jersey October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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Clouds are seen above skyscrapers in lower New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Clouds are seen above skyscrapers in lower New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Clouds are seen above skyscrapers in lower New York October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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