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A bulldozer piles up sand on Long Beach (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)

Long Island prepares for Sandy

Long Island residents prepare as Sandy approaches Long Island.

Winds from Sandy took down a sign Monday
(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
(Credit: NASA)

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
(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)

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The playground at Ransom Beach in Bayville is
(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,
(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
(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
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

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

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

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

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

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

Members of the FDNY respond to a downed
(Credit: CS Muncy)

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.
(Credit: Newsday/Randi Marshall)

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,
(Credit: Newsday/Arnold Miller)

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
(Credit: Newsday / Arnold Miller)

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)

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The Jericho Fire Department displays a warning notice
(Credit: Getty Images)

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
(Credit: Getty Images)

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,
(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
(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
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

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

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A surfer at Long beach catches a large
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

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
(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
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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

Michael Negron and Joe Scocco of Charel Contracting
(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,
(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)

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A surfer walks over to police near 92nd
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

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

Nicholas Mann of Main Street Wine and Spirits
(Credit: Newsday/ Audrey C. Tiernan)

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,
(Credit: Newsday/Arnold Miller)

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

A bulldozer piles up sand on Long Beach
(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
(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)

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John Bretschneider of Melville bought flashlights, batteries, and
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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)

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Long lines for gasoline at a Citgo on
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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)

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As part of storm preparations, Long Islanders are
(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
(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
(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
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

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,
(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)

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John Amador, 79, of Babylon, watches as his
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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)

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Manoli Miningham, 65, of Long Beach, along with
(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
(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)

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