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Sandy's aftermath causes nightmare commute, housing crisis

A view of the remains of a beach front home, torn in half by the force of the water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, at Bay Head, New Jersey November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A view of the remains of a beach front home, torn in half by the force of the water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, at Bay Head, New Jersey November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A view of the remains of a beach front home, torn in half by the force of the water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, at Bay Head, New Jersey November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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People line up on 145th street to collect fuel at a gas station on Manhattan Island in New York November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People line up on 145th street to collect fuel at a gas station on Manhattan Island in New York November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People line up on 145th street to collect fuel at a gas station on Manhattan Island in New York November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People line up on 145th street to collect fuel at a gas station on Manhattan Island in New York November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People line up on 145th street to collect fuel at a gas station on Manhattan Island in New York November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People line up on 145th street to collect fuel at a gas station on Manhattan Island in New York November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Local crews work to remove sand on streets impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout

Local crews work to remove sand on streets impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout

Local crews work to remove sand on streets impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout
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Local crews work to remove sand on streets impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout

Local crews work to remove sand on streets impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout

Local crews work to remove sand on streets impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout
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Tanker trucks distribute fuel to residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Walt Jennings/FEMA/Handout

Tanker trucks distribute fuel to residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Walt Jennings/FEMA/Handout

Tanker trucks distribute fuel to residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Walt Jennings/FEMA/Handout
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Soldiers from the National Guard help to unload supplies to set up a donation distribution center for victims of superstorm Sandy at St. Camillus School in the Rockaways area of the Queens borough of New York, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Soldiers from the National Guard help to unload supplies to set up a donation distribution center for victims of superstorm Sandy at St. Camillus School in the Rockaways area of the Queens borough of New York, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Soldiers from the National Guard help to unload supplies to set up a donation distribution center for victims of superstorm Sandy at St. Camillus School in the Rockaways area of the Queens borough of New York, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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National Guard members provide water and meals ready to eat at a Point of Distribution (POD) at a local Disaster Recovery Center to residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout

National Guard members provide water and meals ready to eat at a Point of Distribution (POD) at a local Disaster Recovery Center to residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012....more

National Guard members provide water and meals ready to eat at a Point of Distribution (POD) at a local Disaster Recovery Center to residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Housing Inspector John Swider photographs debris from a house left by Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Housing Inspector John Swider photographs debris from a house left by Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Housing Inspector John Swider photographs debris from a house left by Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New York, in this handout photo taken by FEMA on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA/Handout
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Red Cross volunteers work with residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers work with residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers work with residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout
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Red Cross volunteers prepare supplies for residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers prepare supplies for residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers prepare supplies for residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout
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Red Cross volunteer Kay Ralph hands meals to the Hernandez family, Osiri (C), Fierro and her daughter Liz, 8, in Belmar, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteer Kay Ralph hands meals to the Hernandez family, Osiri (C), Fierro and her daughter Liz, 8, in Belmar, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteer Kay Ralph hands meals to the Hernandez family, Osiri (C), Fierro and her daughter Liz, 8, in Belmar, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout
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Red Cross volunteers speak with residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers speak with residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers speak with residents in Brick, New Jersey, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone/American Red Cross/Handout
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Red Cross volunteers load up their vehicles with hot meals to be delivered to the residents of Long Island, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Colston/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers load up their vehicles with hot meals to be delivered to the residents of Long Island, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Colston/American Red Cross/Handout

Red Cross volunteers load up their vehicles with hot meals to be delivered to the residents of Long Island, in this Red Cross handout photo taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Colston/American Red Cross/Handout
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