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Sandy destroys the Rockaways, New York coast

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Rockaway resident and New York City firefighter Terence O'Donnell stands on sand among voting machines as he prepares to vote in a makeshift tent set up as a polling place at Scholars' Academy, PS 180, in the Rockaway in Queens. (Nov. 6, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Sandy's winds and flooding ravaged New York's coastal areas.

Rockaway resident and New York City firefighter Terence
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Rockaway resident and New York City firefighter Terence O'Donnell stands on sand among voting machines as he prepares to vote in a makeshift tent set up as a polling place at Scholars' Academy, PS 180, in the Rockaway in Queens. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Rockaway resident Jesse James prepares to vote in
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Rockaway resident Jesse James prepares to vote in a makeshift tent set up as a polling place at Scholars' Academy, PS 180, in the Rockaway neighborhood in the Queens. James' home was damaged by superstorm Sandy and he is staying with his girlfriend in Brooklyn. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Rockaway residents wait on line to vote in
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Rockaway residents wait on line to vote in a makeshift tent set up as a polling place at Scholars' Academy, PS 180, in the Rockaway neighborhood in the Queens. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Messages discouraging looters appear on a boarded-up restaurant
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Messages discouraging looters appear on a boarded-up restaurant in Rockaway Beach in Queens. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Men clean up in the heavily damaged Rockaway
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Men clean up in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood in Queens, where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Mounds of debris pile up in the heavily
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Mounds of debris pile up in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood, in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Men clean up in the heavily damaged Rockaway
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Men clean up in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood, in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away.(Nov. 2, 2012)

Mounds of debris pile up in the heavily
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Mounds of debris pile up in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood, in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away.(Nov. 2, 2012)

Men clean up in the heavily damaged Rockaway
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Men clean up in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood, in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away.(Nov. 2, 2012)

People walk through the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood,
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People walk through the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood, in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away. (Nov. 2, 2012)

A firefighter stands among the remains of homes
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A firefighter stands among the remains of homes burned down in the Rockaway neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy in Queens. With the death toll currently at 55 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

The remains of homes and businesses burned down
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The remains of homes and businesses burned down in the Rockaway neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy are viewed in Queens. (Oct. 31, 2012)

The remains of homes burned down in the
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The remains of homes burned down in the Rockaway neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy are viewed in the Brooklyn. With the death toll currently at 55 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Firefighters walk among the remains of homes burned
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Firefighters walk among the remains of homes burned down in the Rockaway neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A firefighter stands in the remains of a
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A firefighter stands in the remains of a home in the Rockaway neighborhood destroyed by fire during Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A woman looks at damage in the Rockaway
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A woman looks at damage in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A man looks through the debris of his
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A man looks through the debris of his destroyed home after Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway section of Brooklyn. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A man looks through the debris of his
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A man looks through the debris of his destroyed home after Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway section of Queens. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Firefighters work on a fire at a building
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Firefighters work on a fire at a building after Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway section of Queens. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A destroyed vehicle sits near burnt homes and
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A destroyed vehicle sits near burnt homes and businesses after Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway section of Brooklyn. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Fire burns near destroyed homes and businesses following
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Fire burns near destroyed homes and businesses following Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. At least 40 people were reportedly killed in the U.S. by Sandy as millions of people in the eastern United States have awoken to widespread power outages, flooded homes and downed trees. (Oct. 30, 2012)

An aerial view Wednesday afternoon of Breezy Point
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An aerial view Wednesday afternoon of Breezy Point area of Queens, shows the devastation and destruction left by the fire caused by hurricane Sandy. (October 31, 2012)

The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are
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The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after it was washed away during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

An aerial view of Breezy Point area of
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An aerial view of Breezy Point area of Queens, shows the devastation and destruction left by the fire caused by hurricane Sandy. (October 31, 2012)

Flood damaged streets are viewed in the Rockaway
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Flood damaged streets are viewed in the Rockaway section of Queens where the historic boardwalk was washed away due to Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Food is handed out to residents by the
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Food is handed out to residents by the Caring Foundation in the Rockaway section of Queens after Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

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