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Long Island prepares for Sandy

A bulldozer piles up sand on Long Beach

A bulldozer piles up sand on Long Beach as surfers take advantage of the waves before Hurricane Sandy hits the area. (Oct. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: Jack McCoy

Long Island residents prepare as Sandy approaches Long Island.

Winds from Sandy took down a sign Monday
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Winds from Sandy took down a sign Monday near Exit 65, Horse Block Road, in the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway. As the storm closed in residents in low lying areas took shelter, some in hotels across the Island that were booked to near capacity. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Left, a satellite image of Hurricane Irene off
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Left, a satellite image of Hurricane Irene off the East Coast of the United States. Right, a satellite image of Hurricane Sandy. Both shown at same scale. (Aug. 27, 2011; Oct. 27, 2012)

A friend pushes John Greeny, 23, of Port
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

A friend pushes John Greeny, 23, of Port Jefferson, on a homemade windsurfer in a parking lot in Port Jefferson during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 29, 2012)

The playground at Ransom Beach in Bayville is
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

The playground at Ransom Beach in Bayville is submerged as Hurricane Sandy pummels the North Shore of Long Island. (Oct. 29, 2012)

A wall of water comes into Rockaway Beach,
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A wall of water comes into Rockaway Beach, Queens during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 29, 2012)

The NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy moving
Photo Credit: NASA/NOAA

The NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy moving up the coastline at 12:15pm EDT. (Oct. 29, 2012)

On the boardwalk, Alison Kallelis of Long Beach
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On the boardwalk, Alison Kallelis of Long Beach watches the storm approach. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Southold Town Beach before high tide in Southold.
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Southold Town Beach before high tide in Southold. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Waves at Cedar Beach before high tide in
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Waves at Cedar Beach before high tide in Southold. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Members of the FDNY respond to a downed
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Members of the FDNY respond to a downed light pole on FDR Drive in lower Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City. (Oct. 29, 2012)

The water is high at the Robert F.
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The water is high at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge as winds pick up Monday morning before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Waves roll into Crab Meadow beach in Northport,
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Waves roll into Crab Meadow beach in Northport, looking north across Long Island Sound to Connecticut while gulls forage. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Waves from Long Island Sound, roiled by Hurricane
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Waves from Long Island Sound, roiled by Hurricane Sandy, come over the breakwater Monday morning along Asharoken Avenue between Northport and Eatons Neck. (Oct. 29, 2012)

The Jericho Fire Department displays a warning notice
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The Jericho Fire Department displays a warning notice to residents. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters as the mid-Atlantic region prepares for the damage. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Bridget Donnelly walks on a sandbag wall outside
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Bridget Donnelly walks on a sandbag wall outside her home in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of Queens, as Hurricane Sandy approaches Long Island. (Oct. 28, 2012)

In this photo provided by the governor's office,
Photo Credit: AP

In this photo provided by the governor's office, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo discusses Hurricane Sandy preparedness, including the deployment of 1,175 National Guard soldiers deployed statewide, with about a quarter stationed on Long Island. (Oct. 28, 2012)

People at Penn Station rush to board the
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

People at Penn Station rush to board the last LIRR trains out of Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Police close off the Robert Moses bridge in
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Police close off the Robert Moses bridge in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 28, 2012)

A surfer at Long beach catches a large
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A surfer at Long beach catches a large wave caused by the approaching Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Kathy, a Fire Island resident who refused to
Photo Credit: John Roca

Kathy, a Fire Island resident who refused to evacuate, writes the last four digits of her Social Security number on her arm so she can be identified if she is lost during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Ramone Rosas carries plywood for boarding storefronts in
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Ramone Rosas carries plywood for boarding storefronts in Westhampton Beach. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Michael Negron and Joe Scocco of Charel Contracting
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Michael Negron and Joe Scocco of Charel Contracting board up Citibank on Park Avenue on Sunday in Long Beach. (Oct. 28, 2012)

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, middle,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, middle, gives an update regarding the preparations for superstorm Sandy at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage. With him are Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, right. (Oct. 28, 2012)

A surfer walks over to police near 92nd
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A surfer walks over to police near 92nd Street on Rockaway Beach. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Nicholas Mann of Main Street Wine and Spirits
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Nicholas Mann of Main Street Wine and Spirits in Port Washington uses tape to secure the windows in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Bread shelves at Waldbaum's in Greenlawn. (Oct. 28,
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Bread shelves at Waldbaum's in Greenlawn. (Oct. 28, 2012)

A bulldozer piles up sand on Long Beach
Photo Credit: Jack McCoy

A bulldozer piles up sand on Long Beach as surfers take advantage of the waves before Hurricane Sandy hits the area. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Trio Hardware in Plainview was packed as people
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Trio Hardware in Plainview was packed as people bought items such as flashlights and batteries in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 28, 2012)

John Bretschneider of Melville bought flashlights, batteries, and
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

John Bretschneider of Melville bought flashlights, batteries, and duck tape at Trio Hardware in Plainview Sunday while preparing for Hurricane Sandy. (October 28, 2012) Photo by Barry Sloan

Trio Hardware in Plainview was packed Sunday as
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Trio Hardware in Plainview was packed Sunday as people bought items such as flashlights and batteries in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (October 28, 2012)

An electronic sign at the railroad station in
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

An electronic sign at the railroad station in Ronkonkoma alerts passengers that LIRR service will be suspended system-wide. (Oct. 28, 2012)

A sign posted in the Ronkonkoma LIRR station
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

A sign posted in the Ronkonkoma LIRR station stating that service will be suspended as of 7:00 p.m. due to Hurricane Sandy. (October 28, 2012)

Boxes of supplies line the hall of Hampton
Photo Credit: Andrew Kozak

Boxes of supplies line the hall of Hampton Bays High School for the community shelter in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Long lines for gasoline at a Citgo on
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey Tiernan

Long lines for gasoline at a Citgo on Willis Avenue in Albertson this morning as Hurricane Sandy approaches. (Oct. 28, 2012)

People line up to buy propane ahead of
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People line up to buy propane ahead of Hurricane Sandy at an Ace Hardware in Nesconset. (Oct. 28, 2012)

The Hess on Old Country Road in Plainview
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The Hess on Old Country Road in Plainview is packed Sunday as motorists fuel their cars up in preparing for Hurricane Sandy. (October 28, 2012)

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in Bethpage, New York. (Oct.28, 2012)

Nassau Executive Edward Mangano, Governor Andrew Cuomo and
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau Executive Edward Mangano, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone give an update on Hurricane Sandy at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage. (Oct. 28, 2012)

As part of storm preparations, Long Islanders are
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

As part of storm preparations, Long Islanders are stocking up on propane for outdoor cooking grills. These people are lined up Sunday to buy propane at BJ's Wholesale Club in Islandia. (Oct. 28, 2012)

At left, John Basler, 57, of Babylon, cranks
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

At left, John Basler, 57, of Babylon, cranks a line tied to a boat carrying Michael Kienle, 32, of Babylon, in order to secure it to a trailer. They are taking the boat out of Babylon Cove at the docks next to the Babylon Village Pool in Babylon in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

At left, Ray Corbe, 29, of Babylon, and
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

At left, Ray Corbe, 29, of Babylon, and Michael Kienle, 32, of Babylon, work together to attach a boat to its trailer at the docks next to the Babylon Village Pool. They are taking the boat out of Babylon Cove in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Carl Becker, 33, of Farmingdale, holds the bow
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Carl Becker, 33, of Farmingdale, holds the bow of the last boat of the day to be hauled onto the docks of Anchorage Yacht Club in Lindenhurst in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, Maureen Bythrow, 49,
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, Maureen Bythrow, 49, of Lindenhurst, and her husband, Dan Maynihan, 51, remove loose items from their boat at Anchorage Yacht Club in Lindenhurst. (Oct. 27, 2012)

John Amador, 79, of Babylon, watches as his
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

John Amador, 79, of Babylon, watches as his friend’s boat comes into the launch. They are taking turns pulling their boats out of Babylon Cove at the docks next to the Babylon Village Pool in Babylon in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Sandbags are piled in front of homes on
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Sandbags are piled in front of homes on West Broadway in Long Beachin preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Frank Forcinom, 50, of Long Beach, helps his
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Frank Forcinom, 50, of Long Beach, helps his friend Patrick Flynn, 55, board up his Long Beach home in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Protective sand berms are built on the beach
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Protective sand berms are built on the beach near Pacific Boulevard in Long Beach, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Loren Widing, 9, of Long Beach, fills sandbags
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Loren Widing, 9, of Long Beach, fills sandbags at the beach near Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Manoli Miningham, 65, of Long Beach, along with
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Manoli Miningham, 65, of Long Beach, along with her granddaughter Loren Widing, 9, fill sandbags at the beach near Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Michael Colon, right, 43, of Long Beach, sandbags
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Michael Colon, right, 43, of Long Beach, sandbags for his neighbor John Nezoloski at the beach near Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Frank Alessi, 61, of Babylon, works to fix
Photo Credit: Jessica Stallone

Frank Alessi, 61, of Babylon, works to fix two flat tires on the trailer for his boat. His friend Sal Macaluso, 59, of Babylon, is helping him take his boat out of the water at the docks of the Babylon Village Pool, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

A 49-foot yacht is hoisted out of the
Photo Credit: Andrew Kozak

A 49-foot yacht is hoisted out of the water at Jackson's Marina in Hampton Bays. The miniature yacht is one of more than 200 boats being taken out of the water as Hurricane Sandy nears Long Island. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Gordon Jackson, owner of Jackson's Marina, directs his
Photo Credit: Andrew Kozak

Gordon Jackson, owner of Jackson's Marina, directs his crew as they hoist a 49-foot boat out of the water using a mobile lift. This yacht, along with more than 200 others, will be removed and placed on land for the remainder of the season as Hurricane Sandy and winter approach. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Jon Coester, 48, of Hampton Bays, sits on
Photo Credit: Andrew Kozak

Jon Coester, 48, of Hampton Bays, sits on a boat that is being taken out of the Hampton Landing Marina in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Geoff Maguire, 62, of East Quogue, operates the hydraulic lift. They have removed between 75 and 80 boats. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Elizabeth Smith and her daughter Meghan, 12, bought
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Elizabeth Smith and her daughter Meghan, 12, bought six cases of bottled water at the Stop & Shop Supermarket in Levittown in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Edward Ogonowski stocks up on bottled water at
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Edward Ogonowski stocks up on bottled water at the Stop & Shop Supermarket in Levittown in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Levittown drew
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Levittown drew long lines to check out as customers stocked up on essentials, preparing for Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Surf casters tend to their equipment on a
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Surf casters tend to their equipment on a calm afternoon at Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island before Hurricane Sandy hits. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Jim Naples, left, and his brother Chris, both
Photo Credit: John Roca

Jim Naples, left, and his brother Chris, both of East Moriches, pull their boat out of the water at Wind Swept Marina on Atlantic Avenue in East Moriches as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Mastic Beach resident and avid surfer Greg Lacey
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Mastic Beach resident and avid surfer Greg Lacey inspects the calm conditions of the ocean at Smith Point before Hurricane Sandy hits. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Long Beach city employees prepare for the coming
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Long Beach city employees prepare for the coming storm. They're building berms by moving sand with heavy equipment to try to prevent rising water from reaching buildings and streets of Long Beach. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Long Beach City employees prepare for the storm.
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Long Beach City employees prepare for the storm. They are building burrs by moving sand with heavy equipment to try and prevent rising water from hitting buildings and streets of Long Beach. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Long Beach City employees prepare for the upcoming
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Long Beach City employees prepare for the upcoming storm. Local CSEA members are building burrs by moving sand with heavy equipment to try and prevent rising water from hitting buildings and streets of Long Beach. (Oct. 26, 2012)

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