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When Hurricane Sandy struck

A roller coaster is seen in the ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

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A roller coaster is seen in the ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A roller coaster is seen in the ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Burnt houses are seen next to those which survived in Breezy Point, a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens, after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. 


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Burnt houses are seen next to those which survived in Breezy Point, a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens, after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Burnt houses are seen next to those which survived in Breezy Point, a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens, after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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An insurance claims adjuster climbs the entrance to a house in the Breezy Point neighborhood. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An insurance claims adjuster climbs the entrance to a house in the Breezy Point neighborhood. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An insurance claims adjuster climbs the entrance to a house in the Breezy Point neighborhood. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Streets damaged in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. 

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Streets damaged in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. REUTERS/Tim Larsen/Governor's Office

Streets damaged in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. REUTERS/Tim Larsen/Governor's Office
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An aerial view shows a house pushed into marshland in the Staten Island borough of New York.


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An aerial view shows a house pushed into marshland in the Staten Island borough of New York. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An aerial view shows a house pushed into marshland in the Staten Island borough of New York. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Residents stand over vehicles which were submerged in a parking structure in the financial district of Lower Manhattan.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Residents stand over vehicles which were submerged in a parking structure in the financial district of Lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Residents stand over vehicles which were submerged in a parking structure in the financial district of Lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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People try to open their garage on the floodwaters in Hoboken, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People try to open their garage on the floodwaters in Hoboken, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People try to open their garage on the floodwaters in Hoboken, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy splashes into the window of a building in Bellport, New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy splashes into the window of a building in Bellport, New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy splashes into the window of a building in Bellport, New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A gas station submerged in floodwaters near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.   REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A gas station submerged in floodwaters near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A gas station submerged in floodwaters near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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A still running water pipe floods the foundation of a home  in Oakwood, Staten Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A still running water pipe floods the foundation of a home in Oakwood, Staten Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A still running water pipe floods the foundation of a home in Oakwood, Staten Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A new inlet that was cut across the barrier island of the New Jersey coastal town Mantoloking, just north of where Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Ocean County, New Jersey. The new inlet connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Jones Tide Pond. 

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A new inlet that was cut across the barrier island of the New Jersey coastal town Mantoloking, just north of where Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Ocean County, New Jersey. The new inlet connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Jones Tide Pond....more

A new inlet that was cut across the barrier island of the New Jersey coastal town Mantoloking, just north of where Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Ocean County, New Jersey. The new inlet connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Jones Tide Pond. REUTERS/NOAA Remote Sensing Division
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A beach club damaged in Ortley Beach, New Jersey.

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A beach club damaged in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A beach club damaged in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Houses surrounded by sand in near Ortley Beach, New Jersey, almost a month after the area was hit by Hurricane Sandy. 


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Houses surrounded by sand in near Ortley Beach, New Jersey, almost a month after the area was hit by Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Houses surrounded by sand in near Ortley Beach, New Jersey, almost a month after the area was hit by Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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The skyline of lower Manhattan, as seen from Exchange Place, in darkness except for the Goldman Sachs building after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The skyline of lower Manhattan, as seen from Exchange Place, in darkness except for the Goldman Sachs building after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The skyline of lower Manhattan, as seen from Exchange Place, in darkness except for the Goldman Sachs building after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Victor Ocasio pauses to catch his breath as he walks up a darkened stairwell to his 15th floor apartment in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing without power in the Queens. 

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Victor Ocasio pauses to catch his breath as he walks up a darkened stairwell to his 15th floor apartment in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing without power in the Queens. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Victor Ocasio pauses to catch his breath as he walks up a darkened stairwell to his 15th floor apartment in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing without power in the Queens. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire on a flooded street in the Rockaways section of New York.   REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire on a flooded street in the Rockaways section of New York. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire on a flooded street in the Rockaways section of New York. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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Eddie Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from extensive flooding in a laundromat in Coney Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Eddie Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from extensive flooding in a laundromat in Coney Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Eddie Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from extensive flooding in a laundromat in Coney Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Residents look over the remains of burned homes in the Rockaways section of New York. 

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Residents look over the remains of burned homes in the Rockaways section of New York. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Residents look over the remains of burned homes in the Rockaways section of New York. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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An NYPD officer jumps over a chasm in the boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough region of Belle Harbor. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

An NYPD officer jumps over a chasm in the boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough region of Belle Harbor. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

An NYPD officer jumps over a chasm in the boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough region of Belle Harbor. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A water slide hangs over the end of an amusement park's pier, partially destroyed, in Seaside Park, New Jersey. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A water slide hangs over the end of an amusement park's pier, partially destroyed, in Seaside Park, New Jersey. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A water slide hangs over the end of an amusement park's pier, partially destroyed, in Seaside Park, New Jersey. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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U.S. Army soldiers clear debris from the Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens.

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U.S. Army soldiers clear debris from the Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

U.S. Army soldiers clear debris from the Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Burned houses are seen next to those which survived in Breezy Point, Queens. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Burned houses are seen next to those which survived in Breezy Point, Queens. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Burned houses are seen next to those which survived in Breezy Point, Queens. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Amy Neukom works to remove sand in her parents house in the town of Mantoloking, New Jersey. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Amy Neukom works to remove sand in her parents house in the town of Mantoloking, New Jersey. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Amy Neukom works to remove sand in her parents house in the town of Mantoloking, New Jersey. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman weeps after learning that a neighbor presumed missing is okay while cleaning out her home in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of Staten Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman weeps after learning that a neighbor presumed missing is okay while cleaning out her home in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of Staten Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman weeps after learning that a neighbor presumed missing is okay while cleaning out her home in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of Staten Island. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A playground apparatus stands surrounded by water in Bellport, New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A playground apparatus stands surrounded by water in Bellport, New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A playground apparatus stands surrounded by water in Bellport, New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Two women paddle-board down a flooded city street in Bethany Beach, Delaware. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Two women paddle-board down a flooded city street in Bethany Beach, Delaware. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Two women paddle-board down a flooded city street in Bethany Beach, Delaware. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Boats washed ashore piled next to a house near Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Boats washed ashore piled next to a house near Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Boats washed ashore piled next to a house near Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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The damaged boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The damaged boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The damaged boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A woman walks from a Red Cross emergency response vehicle after accepting a hot meal in Staten Island. REUTERS/Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross

A woman walks from a Red Cross emergency response vehicle after accepting a hot meal in Staten Island. REUTERS/Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross

A woman walks from a Red Cross emergency response vehicle after accepting a hot meal in Staten Island. REUTERS/Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross
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A sign hangs high on a telephone pole marking the waterline from Superstorm Sandy on Staten Island.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

A sign hangs high on a telephone pole marking the waterline from Superstorm Sandy on Staten Island. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A sign hangs high on a telephone pole marking the waterline from Superstorm Sandy on Staten Island. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Contractors that have been hired locally work to clean sand out of a pool in Queens borough region of the Rockaways. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Contractors that have been hired locally work to clean sand out of a pool in Queens borough region of the Rockaways. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Contractors that have been hired locally work to clean sand out of a pool in Queens borough region of the Rockaways. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman covers her face in frustration while waiting for hours in line to get fuel outside at a gas station in Queen. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A woman covers her face in frustration while waiting for hours in line to get fuel outside at a gas station in Queen. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A woman covers her face in frustration while waiting for hours in line to get fuel outside at a gas station in Queen. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Meg McLoughlin helps sort through the remains of her father's house, which burned to the ground during Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Meg McLoughlin helps sort through the remains of her father's house, which burned to the ground during Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Meg McLoughlin helps sort through the remains of her father's house, which burned to the ground during Hurricane Sandy, in Breezy Point. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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President Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours damage in Brigantine, New Jersey.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours damage in Brigantine, New Jersey. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours damage in Brigantine, New Jersey. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Burnt houses surrounded by houses that survived in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens.  REUTERS/NOAA

Burnt houses surrounded by houses that survived in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens. REUTERS/NOAA

Burnt houses surrounded by houses that survived in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens. REUTERS/NOAA
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An automobile is seen parked among homes damaged by a fire and the effects of Sandy in the Belle Harbor section of Queens. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An automobile is seen parked among homes damaged by a fire and the effects of Sandy in the Belle Harbor section of Queens. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An automobile is seen parked among homes damaged by a fire and the effects of Sandy in the Belle Harbor section of Queens. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Comic books are seen in front of a home that was damaged  in Mantoloking, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Comic books are seen in front of a home that was damaged in Mantoloking, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Comic books are seen in front of a home that was damaged in Mantoloking, New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A young boy and his mother search through piles of clothes donated for victims of Hurricane Sandy on the south side of Staten Island. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A young boy and his mother search through piles of clothes donated for victims of Hurricane Sandy on the south side of Staten Island. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A young boy and his mother search through piles of clothes donated for victims of Hurricane Sandy on the south side of Staten Island. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Christine Cina poses for a portrait in what is left of her house in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Christine Cina poses for a portrait in what is left of her house in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Christine Cina poses for a portrait in what is left of her house in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A resident who lost her home takes pictures while walking through Breezy Point. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A resident who lost her home takes pictures while walking through Breezy Point. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A resident who lost her home takes pictures while walking through Breezy Point. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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