Superstorm Sandy Wednesday

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, a firefighter leaves the destroyed home in Pasadena, Md where Donald Cannata Sr. was killed overnight when a tree fell on it during superstorm Sandy. (AP PhotoJose Luis Magana)
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Men throw food in a dumpster that was damaged by flooding at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. (AP PhotoSeth Wenig)
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Madelyn, left, and Aida Pai, right, walk their dog Gigi underneath what is left of the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the New York City borough of Queens. Two days after Superstorm Sandy rampaged across the Northeast, killing at least 63 people, New York struggled Wednesday to find its way. Swaths of the city were still without power, and all of it was torn from its daily rhythms. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)
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A lone parked car is draped with snow covered branches south of Morgantown, W.Va. from a snowfall on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. West Virginia's death toll climbed to at least six and hundreds of thousands remained without power Wednesday, Oct. 31, from the wet, heavy snow that superstorm Sandy dumped on the mountains, snapping trees, pulling down power lines and collapsing homes. (AP PhotoThe Dominion-Post, Ron Rittenhouse)
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Passengers pass through a TSA check point for their flights at Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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An oceanfront home is destroyed in Mantoloking, N.J., on Oct. 31, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoWayne Parry)
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An oceanfront home is destroyed in Mantoloking, N.J., on Oct. 31, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoWayne Parry)
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Pat Hershey hammers out nails from a board while cleaning up debris from a beachfront store, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. A rollercoster that once stood on the Funtown Pier, in background, sits in the ocean following Sandy, which caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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In this photo made available by New Jersey Transit, workers try to clear boats and debris from the New Jersey Transit's Morgan draw bridge Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in South Amboy, N.J. Most mass transit systems were shut down as a result of the storm's damage, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters braving clogged highways and quarter-mile lines at gas stations. (AP PhotoNew Jersey Transit)
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This undated photo made available by New Jersey Transit shows boats and other debris on New Jersey Transit's Morgan draw bridge in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, in South Amboy, N.J. Most mass transit systems were shut down as a result of the storm's damage, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters braving clogged highways and quarter-mile lines at gas stations. (AP PhotoNew Jersey Transit)
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Passengers walk towards the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, where three of the New York bound cruise ships which were diverted after superstorm Sandy were docked. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoJosh Reynolds)
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A front end loader is used to move mounts of sand off Seabreeze Avenue in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Coney Island, N.Y. Two days after superstorm Sandy rampaged across the Northeast, killing at least 63 people, New York struggled Wednesday to find its way. Swaths of the city were still without power, and all of it was torn from its daily rhythms. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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NYPD police officers perform a search in high grasses that were flooded during a storm surge, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Arrochar neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo John Minchillo)
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Colleen O'Donnell sweeps debris from her porch in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Toms River, N.J. New Jersey got the brunt of Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Julio Serrano power sawa a tree uprooted in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Coney Island, N.Y. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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Two onlookers hold hands beside two boats that were driven inland by flood waters, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo John Minchillo)
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Jesse O'Donnell checks the level of floodwater in the crawlspace of his home in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Toms River, N.J. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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A truck from the New York City Department of Transportation is submerged at the entrance to the Battery Park Underpass in lower Manhattan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoMark Lennihan)
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Sand is piles high along a plowed street in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island, N.J. on Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012. New Jersey got the brunt of supersrtorm Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP PhotoPhiladelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille) PHIX OUT TV OUT MAGS OUT NEWARK OUT
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City workers clear mud from a subway entry in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Coney Island section of New York. Two days after superstorm Sandy rampaged across the Northeast, killing at least 63 people, New York struggled Wednesday to find its way. Swaths of the city were still without power, and all of it was torn from its daily rhythms. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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The entrance to the Battery Park Underpass in lower Manhattan is filled with water and debris, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoMark Lennihan)
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The planks of a boardwalk are all that remain after superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Lavallette, N.J. New Jersey's delicate barrier islands, long and slender strips of land cherished by generations of sunbathing vacationers and full-time residents alike, are a hazardous wasteland of badly eroded shore, ruined beachfront homes, flooded streets and damaged utilities. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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Shopping carts full of food damaged by superstorm Sandy await disposal at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. (AP PhotoSeth Wenig)
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Peter Green looks at the wreckage of his oceanfront home in Bay Head, N.J. on Oct. 31, 2012. He says youths stole golf clubs from the ruins of his home on a stretch of Jersey shore that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. (AP PhotoWayne Parry)
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President Barack Obama exits the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, after touring superstorm Sandy damage in New Jersey. Seen in the passenger windows at right are Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate, and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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A National Guard vehicle drives along a deserted, sand-covered stretch of Broadway in Long Beach, N.Y., in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. According to police, the city of Long Beach is currently under a 7 p.m. curfew, with violators subject to arrest. (AP PhotoJason DeCrow)
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Lisa Kravchenko, of Staten Island, stands amongst flood debris in her princess Halloween costume, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo John Minchillo)
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A woman stands in a street flooded by superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo)
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A passenger inspects the water level around his vehicle as multiple cars drive through a flooded street, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo John Minchillo)
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A helicopter flies above a deserted, sand-covered stretch of Broadway in Long Beach, N.Y., in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. According to police, the city of Long Beach is currently under a 7 p.m. curfew, with violators subject to arrest. (AP PhotoJason DeCrow)
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Shopping carts full of food damaged by Storm Sandy await disposal at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. (AP PhotoSeth Wenig)
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A damaged flag stands among the remnants of the boardwalk on Rockaway Beach the damage caused during hurricane Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)
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Rescue workers check a home for fuel leaks and other types of damage, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo John Minchillo)
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State police check motorists' identification in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Long Beach, N.Y. According to police, the city of Long Beach is currently under a 7 p.m. curfew, with violators subject to arrest. (AP PhotoJason DeCrow)
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The interior of a beachfront home is revealed after superstorm Sandy blew the wall away, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. New Jersey's delicate barrier islands, long and slender strips of land cherished by generations of sunbathing vacationers and full-time residents alike, are a hazardous wasteland of badly eroded shore, ruined beachfront homes, flooded streets and damaged utilities. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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Heavy equipment is used to clear away sand from Broadway in Long Beach, N.Y., in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP PhotoJason DeCrow)
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Denise Talton, 49, holds an old Bible she retrieved from the rubble left in her mother's home on Bayview Avenue, in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Coney Island section of New York. "In all my life growing up here we never had a catastrophe like this," said Talon, who wept when she recalled how she discovered her elderly aunt, Lorraine Gore, 91, who drowned during the floods in her home nearby. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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Cynthia Quiones, right , reacts as she listens to her neighbor Denise Talton, 49, describe the death of an elderly aunt during superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in the Coney Island section of New York. "In all my life growing up here we never had a catastrophe like this," said Talton, who wept when she recalled how she discovered her elderly aunt, Lorraine Gore, 91, who drowned during the floods in her home nearby. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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Men dispose of shopping carts full of food damaged by Storm Sandy at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. (AP PhotoSeth Wenig)
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Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Tranportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in New York, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. As much as 20 feet of water fills the station and tunnel. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, walks around massive fallen beams and other debris in the South Ferry 1 train station Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in New York. Huge amounts of debris and as much as 20 feet of water fills the station and tunnel in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Mike Cappucci, 46, of Staten Island, surveys the damage to his home after boats from a nearby harbor were driven inland by floodwaters, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo John Minchillo)
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Men dispose of shopping carts full of food damaged by Storm Sandy at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. (AP PhotoSeth Wenig)
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A NYPD police officer performs a search in high grasses that were flooded during a storm surge, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Arrochar neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo John Minchillo)
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The house made famous by the cast of MTVs Jersey Shore is empty two days after superstorm Sandy rolled through the coast, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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A man waits for gasoline, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.(AP Photo John Minchillo)
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Customers form a queue to fill their gasoline canisters, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.(AP Photo John Minchillo)
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The house made famous by the cast of MTVs Jersey Shore is empty two days after superstorm Sandy rolled through the coast, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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A boat tossed into a neighborhood in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Cedar Bonnet Island, N.J. Power is still out and residents who evacuated the island are still not being allowed back in. Sandy is considered responsible for at least six deaths across the state of New Jersey in addition to power outages. (AP PhotoRobert Ray)
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Part of the South Ferry 1 train station wall lays in ruin in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in New York, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. As much as 20 feet of water fills the station platform below this level. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Virginia Gov. Bob BMcDonnell, left, talks with residents of Tangier Island during a tour of the destruction brought on from Hurricane Sandy in Tangier Island, Va., Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012. (AP PhotoOffice of the Governor,Michaele White)
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Tom Duffy reacts while searching for keepsakes in the remains of his home of 23 years, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in New York. Duffy's home was damaged by a fire during superstorm Sandy. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II)
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The Fun Town Pier in Seaside Heights has been heavily damaged. Owner Billy Major surveys the damage Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Only four of the rides on the pier survived superstorm Sandy. (AP PhotoStar-Ledger, David GardPOOL)
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Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, walks through debris in the South Ferry 1 train station Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in New York. Huge amounts of debris and as much as 20 feet of water fills the station platform below this level, left in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Members of a Gulf Power crew from Pensacola, Fla., work to restore power on West Mount Carmel Road in Glenside, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP PhotoThe Philadelphia Inquirer, Charles Fox) PHIX OUT TV OUT MAGS OUT NEWARK OUT
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A car from a kiddie ride from the Seaside Heights NJ boardwalk lies half buried in the sand of Mantoloking, N.J. _ about 8 miles to the north from where it originated_ on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The car was carried by the ocean from the amusement pier that was destroyed in superstorm Sandy. Most of the multimillion-dollar homes along this old-money stretch of the Jersey shore were seriously damaged by pounding surf, wild wind and, in some cases, fire from ruptured gas lines. Numerous homes were destroyed, and some were obliterated, leaving behind just empty sand or maybe a few broken pilings jutting up out of the surf. (AP PhotoWayne Parry)
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A broken basketball hoop lies on the ground in Long Beach Island, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. New Jersey received the brunt of superstorm Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP PhotoPhiladelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille) PHIX OUT TV OUT MAGS OUT NEWARK OUT
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People survey damage to beachfront houses in Long Beach Island, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. New Jersey received the brunt of superstorm Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP PhotoPhiladelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille) PHIX OUT TV OUT MAGS OUT NEWARK OUT
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The Marine One helicopter carrying President Barack Obama lands on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, after the President toured superstorm Sandy damage in New Jersey. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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This aerial photo shows the damage to an amusement park left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. New Jersey got the brunt of Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP PhotoMike Groll)
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The Marine One helicopter carrying President Barack Obama lands on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, after the President toured superstorm Sandy damage in New Jersey. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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This Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 photo shows one of many destroyed oceanfront homes in Mantoloking, N.J. 2012 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Most of the multimillion-dollar homes along this old-money stretch of the Jersey shore were seriously damaged by pounding surf, wild wind and, in some cases, fire from ruptured gas lines. Numerous homes were destroyed, and some were obliterated, leaving behind just empty sand or maybe a few broken pilings jutting up out of the surf.. (AP PhotoWayne Parry)
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Water flows past debris from a destroyed home Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Mantoloking N.J. Hurricane Sandy caused the ocean to cut a channel through to the bay, shown flowing here, which effectively cut the borough in two. Most of the multimillion-dollar homes along this old-money stretch of the Jersey shore were seriously damaged by pounding surf, wild wind and, in some cases, fire from ruptured gas lines. Numerous homes were destroyed, and some were obliterated, leaving behind just empty sand or maybe a few broken pilings jutting up out of the surf. (AP PhotoWayne Parry)
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Katie Lynch stands on the street with her dog Merlin in the West Village as she checks her email and voicemail on her iPhone Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012 in New York. Lynch, who lives on West 10th Street and Bleecker Street, said she had no power, cell phone service or internet service, so she needed to go out to check her email and voicemail. (AP PhotoTina Fineberg)
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A police officer carrying a machine gun patrols a neighborhood of destroyed oceanfront homes in Mantoloking, N.J. on Oct. 31, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP PhotoWayne Parry)

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