Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation

Hurricane Sandy started out as a tropical storm in the Caribbean, reached hurricane strength and then crashed into the mid-Atlantic states as a post-tropical cyclone in 2012. Take a look back at some of the most compelling photos from before and after.

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Sandy started out as a tropical storm in the Caribbean, reached hurricane strength and then crashed into the mid-Atlantic states as a post-tropical cyclone. A week after, another storm blasted the area with up to a foot of snow in some areas. Click to see dramatic photos of the damage and recovery.
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Sanitation workers shovel snow from Queens Blvd. during a snow storm in New York. Coastal residents of New York and New Jersey faced new warnings to evacuate their homes and airlines canceled hundreds of flights as a new storm arrived only a week after Superstorm Sandy left dozens dead and millions without power.
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John Barbaria walks in the snow, among piles of trash and debris in the street, while cleaning a relatives house in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, New York that was hit hard by hurricane Sandy and later by a winter snowstorm.
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A damaged home tilts to one side along the beach in the Belle Harbor section of Queens, New York, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
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Laura DiPasquale sorts through bags of possessions that volunteers removed from her home in Point Pleasant Beach N.J. DiPasquale frantically looks through them to see if well-meaning volunteers discarded anything she intended to keep before Athena, a second storm, hits the shore on Wednesday, raising the possibility of renewed flooding and damage.
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Residents of a flood-wrecked home in Point Pleasant Beach N.J. offer encouragement to fellow victims of Superstorm Sandy in this message scrawled on the bottom of a waterlogged mattress. Thousands still without power, heat or water are bracing for a new storm, set to impact communities already hurting and still recovering.
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The Brooklyn Cyclones souvenir shop was badly damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy at the minor league baseball team's stadium in Coney Island, New York.
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Meg Dolan holds her dog "Nellie" during Sunday mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Breezy Point, New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The storm killed more than 70 people, caused massive power outages, fuel shortages and left thousands in need of emergency housing.
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A commuter leaves the Staten Island Ferry terminal one week after Superstorm Sandy crashed into the metropolitan area, wreaking havoc and shutting down mass transit services for days.
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A worker scrapes up mud and tiles from flood-damaged Saint Rose High School in Belmar, New Jersey as the region tries clean up the damage from the storm surge caused by Superstorm Sandy.
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A representative of the Salvation Army walks past homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Breezy Point, New York. The beachfront neighborhood heavy populated by firefighters and police officers was devastated during the storm when a fire pushed by Sandy's raging winds destroyed 100 or more homes.
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A vinyl record featuring the speeches of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis lays ruined on a pile of belongings in front of a home in the Midland Beach neighborhood in the hard hit Staten Island borough New York.
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Beth Skudin, right, hugs a neighbor outside her home that was flooded by Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, New York. Skudin was rescued by jetski from the window of her home on the night of the storm.
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People wait in line with containers to purchase gasoline at filling station in Metuchen, N.J. Some people used the containers to skirt a gas rationing system ordered Saturday by Gov. Chris Christie.
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With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help.
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Garbage lies piled on the street in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island, N.Y.
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Mike Luciano, of Toms River, N.J., looks at a partially collapsed basement wall of an oceanfront home in Belmar, N.J. Luciano said some homes that don't appear badly damaged may have to be torn down because of foundation and basement damage from Monday's storm surge.
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A woman passes a group of National Guardsmen as they march up 1st Avenue towards the 69th Regiment Armory in New York.
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Residents of Coney Island in the Brooklyn, New York line up to receive a hot breakfast and food supplies at a temporary facility operated by FEMA.
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A sign on Ocean Avenue near the Atlantic Ocean gives thanks to all who helped the town of Belmar, N.J.
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A National Guard member prepares to put gas in a vehicle as people line up for free gas in the Jamaica, neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York.
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Rockaways resident Linda Allen, right, who has been living without heat, power, gas, or fresh food all week, and others collect free bagels, a free flashlight and batteries from a donor, left, who together with three neighborhood friends set up a donation point.
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Solar engineers David Gibbs, left, and Arlae Castellanos set up a solar charging station made by Castellanos's high school students on Beach 91st Street in the Rockaways, in New York.
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Kiva Kahl pours hot tea for neighbor Buddy Sammis, right, after she prepared it on a wood-stoked fire and cooking setup she and her fiance created in the street in front of their house in the Rockaways, New York.
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Raymond Kelly, far right, commissioner for the New York City Police Department, visits a volunteer station in Midland Beach in Staten Island, N.Y. which was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.
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The half of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge attached to Brooklyn is lit while the half attached to Staten Island is dark in New York, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
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James Traina climbs over the remains of his parent's house which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. A Superstorm Sandy relief fund is being created just for residents of the hard-hit New York City borough.
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A police officer, right, helps Jason Bravo push an out-of-gas van into a gas station in the Brooklyn. Superstorm Sandy damaged ports that accept fuel tankers and flooded underground equipment that sends fuel through pipelines.
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Commuters board a New York Waterway ferry bound for Midtown Manhattan at the 14th Street pier Thursday Nov. 1, 2012 in Hoboken, N.J. New York City moved closer to resuming its frenetic pace by getting back its vital subways Thursday, three days after a superstorm, but neighboring New Jersey was stunned by coastal devastation and the news of thousands of people in one city still stranded by increasingly fetid floodwaters.
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Regina Yahara-Splain wipes her eyes while cleaning her house, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Highlands, New Jersey. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to affect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard.
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People walk through Times Square in New York early on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Four days after superstorm Sandy lashed the East Coast with high winds and a huge storm surge, frustration mounted across New York City and well beyond as millions of people remained without power and motorists lined up for hours at gas stations.
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Debris covers the lower floor of Don Durando's house in Long Beach, N.Y. after sustaining flooding and other damage from Superstorm Sandy.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tries to comfort Alice Cimillo and other Moonachie, N.J. residents whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy during a tour of the flood-ravaged area. The flooding of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt, three communities sandwiched between Teterboro Airport, MetLife Stadium and the Hackensack River, was caused by six dirt berms that broke from the pressure of a tidal surge, Christie said.
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As temperatures begin to drop, people wait in line to fill containers with gas at a Shell gasoline filling station in Keyport, N.J. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for hours at gas stations that were struggling to stay supplied. The power outages and flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy have forced many gas stations to close and disrupted the flow of fuel from refineries to those stations that are open.
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Margaret and Duncan Fraser empty out their home of all the household items that were destroyed by flooding from Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, N.Y.
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Brooke Clarkin tries to salvage some personal items from her mother's home in Staten Island, New York. Her mother's home was not only flooded to the ceiling, but was swept off its foundation and was carried to the other side of the street.
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Karen Nelson, and her house guest Gregory Downer, holding his dashund Ziggy, prepare dinner in her upper west side apartment in New York. Like herself, her neighbors have taken in dozens of "refugees," people who have fled their cold, dark homes in lower Manhattan in search of a roof, food, a hot shower and juice for their cell phones, iPads and laptops.
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Devastation is left in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Keansburg, New Jersey.
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Devastation is left in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Keansburg, New Jersey.
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A boat upended from the powerful winds of Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, N.Y.
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Early morning traffic in New York's Brooklyn borough moves slowly beneath the Manhattan skyline, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. New York is trying to resume its normal frenetic pace Thursday, getting back its vital subway system, but still finding it slow going on gridlocked highways.
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Thousands of people wait to board city buses into Manhattan at the newly opened Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. Limited public transit has returned to New York and most major bridges have reopened. With the death toll currently over 70 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.
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People wait to have phones and laptops charged off a generator set up in the West Village as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm left large parts of New York City without power or transportation.
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Chris Zaturoski uses a garden hose to attempt to siphon gasoline from his car to use in a generator at his house which is without power in Little Ferry, N.J. The price of oil is rising as operations at refineries and supply terminals in the Northeast remain restricted three days after Superstorm Sandy. Benchmark oil gained 60 cents Thursday to $86.84 per barrel in New York.
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Caution tape surrounds the pumps of a closed gas station on Northern Boulevard in the Queens borough of New York. The price of oil is rising as operations at refineries and supply terminals in the Northeast remain restricted three days after Superstorm Sandy.
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Commuters wait in a line to board buses into Manhattan in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The line stretched twice around the arena and commuters reported wait times of one to three hours to get on a bus.
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Motorists sit in heavy traffic while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Triboro Bridge during the morning rush in the Queens borough of New York. The floodwaters that poured into New York's deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city's recovery from the worst natural disaster in the transit system's 108-year history.
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The Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building, is silhouetted against the brightening eastern sky in New York. New York tried to resume its normal frenetic pace Thursday, getting back its vital subway system after a crippling storm but still finding it slow on gridlocked highways.
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Boats are strewn among buildings amid wreckage from Superstorm Sandy in Sea Bright, New Jersey.
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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.
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Rays of sunshine stream through the clouds with the Manhattan skyline in the distance after Superstorm Sandy in New York City. At least 50 people were reportedly killed in the U.S. by Sandy. New York City was hit especially hard with widespread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city.
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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 Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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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.
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Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., reacts after looking at debris of a home that washed up on to the Mantoloking Bridge. After Superstorm Sandy marched inland, millions along the East Coast are without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of New York City unusually vacant and dark.
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This aerial photo shows burned-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough New York after a fire on Tuesday. The tiny beachfront neighborhood, told to evacuate before hurricane Sandy hit New York, burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field.
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A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York's Staten Island as a result of superstorm Sandy.
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Robert Connolly, left, embraces his wife Laura as they survey the remains of the home owned by her parents that burned to the ground in the Breezy Point section of New York. More than 50 homes were destroyed in the fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy.
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A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Johnny Adinolfi is comforted by neighbor John Vento, right, as he stands in what was once the living room of his home in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Massapequa, New York.
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People, some waving to those on dry ground, are rescued by boat in Little Ferry, New Jersey in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
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Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street in New York. As Superstorm Sandy marched inland, millions along the East Coast are without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of New York City unusually vacant and dark.
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Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site in New York.
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Cars floating in a flooded subterranian basement following Hurricaine Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Financial District of New York.
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Homes in Bethany Beach, Delaware are surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy. Officials said Bethany and nearby Fenwick Island appeared to be among the hardest-hit parts of the state.
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This photo made available by the New Jersey Governor's Office shows flooding and damage in Seaside, New Jersey after superstorm Sandy made landfall.
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A small shop that rents personal water craft rests in a huge sinkhole on the bayside in Ocean City, N.J. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 after a storm surge from superstorm Sandy Monday night. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Eileen Blair assesses the damage caused by a fire in the New York City borough of Queens, The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire.
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Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York University's Tisch Hospital. The New York City hospital is moving out more than 200 patients after its backup generator failed when the power was knocked out.
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A vehicle drives on a flooded street in Little Ferry, New Jersey after superstorm Sandy made landfall.
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President Barack Obama visits the Disaster Operation Center of the Red Cross in Washington to discuss the damage from hurrican Sandy.
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Jeff Willard lights a candle in his living room as his girlfriendand her son wait for electricity to return in Ventnor City, New Jersey.
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A sign cautions Frederick residents to not drive on a road, in Frederick, Maryland in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
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Sand marks the floodwater line on the side of a house in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, New York.
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Workers clear debris outside the Consolidated Edison power sub-station on New York's 14th Street after a gigantic wall of water defied elaborate planning and swamped underground electrical equipment at a Consolidated Edison substation in Manhattan's East Village.
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Con Edison employees monitor the drainage of water being pumped out of Seven World Trade Center, caused by Hurricane Sandy.
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A car crushed by a tree following Hurricane Sandy in the Financial District of New York.
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Kim Johnson looks over the destruction near her seaside apartment in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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A flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn is viewed after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York. At least 15 people were reported killed in the United States by Sandy as millions of people in the eastern United States have awoken to widespread power outages, flooded homes and downed trees.
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A store which had flooded is viewed in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy in New York, United States. New York City was his especially hard with wide spread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city.
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People view the area where a 2000-foot section of the "uptown" boardwalk was destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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A street sign stands near apartment buildings that flooded and destroyed large sections of an old boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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People brace against a gust from Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood in New York. Residents of the neighborhood were ordered to evacuate because of the storm surge expected from the hurricane.
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Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
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People walk down a flooded street in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., after they were destroyed when a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast.
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A National Guard humvee travels through high water to check the area after the effects of Hurricane Sandy Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Ocean City, Md.
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Sandy stormed through Dumbo, Brooklyn, leaving behind flooded streets and debris in its wake.
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Main Street Dumbo in Brooklyn was impassable on Monday, filled with water and debris.
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A crane in midtown New York City is near collapse due to the damaging winds from Hurricane Sandy.
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This photo provided by 6abc Action News shows the Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy made it approach. Sandy made landfall Monday at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water and saw a piece of its world-famous Boardwalk washed away earlier in the day.
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FDNY inflatable boats travel along 14th street towards the East River on a rescue mission in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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The Westside Highway near the USS Intrepid was flooded as Sandy moved through the area. Much of New York was plunged into darkness by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront.
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A view of the darkened corner of 34th Street and 1st Street in Manhattan during rains from Hurricane Sandy.
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A surveillance camera captures the PATH station in Hoboken, New Jersey as it is flooded Monday night. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing.
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This combination of photos shows above, lower Manhattan dark after hurricane Sandy hit and below a fully lit skyline photographed in January. In an attempt to lessen damage from saltwater to the subway system and the electrical network beneath the city's financial district the utility company cut power to about 6,500 customers in lower Manhattan.
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A transformer exploded in lower Manhattan as seen from a building rooftop from the Navy Yard in Brooklyn during Sandy's arrival in New York City.
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The Westside Highway was flooded near the USS Intrepid as Sandy moved through the area Monday.
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Power outage seen in Manhattan, New York. Hurricane Sandy, which threatened 50 million people in the Mid-Atlantic brought rain and high winds to the New York area.
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Vehicles are submerged during a storm surge near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. in New York. Superstorm Sandy zeroed in on New York's waterfront with fierce rain and winds that shuttered most of the nation's largest city,
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Fire fighters evaluate the scene of an apartment building which had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy in New York City.
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Residents carry sandbags to slow flooding to their building as the East River overflows into the Dumbo section of the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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A pedestrian runs through floodwaters in the Dumbo section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, as superstorm Sandy moves through the area.
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Streets around a Con Edison substation are flooded as the East River overflows into the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York.
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Vehicles are submerged during a storm surge near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York.
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Traffic surveillance camera shows floodwaters in the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York.
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A police car looks out over Manhattan from near the Brooklyn Bridge as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the New York city area.
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Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy made landfall at 8pm ET on October 29, 2012 about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City, NJ, as seen in this NOAA GOES-13 satellite colorized infrared image from the same time.
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This photo shows the Inlet section of Atlantic City, New Jersey as Hurricane Sandy made it's approach. Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water and saw a piece of its world-famous Boardwalk washed away.
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People wade and paddle down a flooded street during Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New York.
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A row of houses stands in floodwaters at Grassy Sound in North Wildwood, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy pounds the East Coast washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater.
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An historic ferry boat named the Binghamton is swamped by the waves caused by hurricane Sandy on the Hudson River in Edgewater, New Jersey.
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Rising water from hurricane Sandy on the Hudson River overtakes a bank drive-through in Edgewater, New Jersey.
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After checking to make sure his boat line is secure, Bob Casseday crosses a flooded street just over the bridge along Savannah Road in Lewes., Delaware.
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Caleb Lavoie, 17, of Dayton, Maine, front, and Curtis Huard, 16, of Arundel, Maine, leap out of the way as a large wave crashes over a seawall on the Atlantic Ocean during the early stages of Hurricane Sandy in Kennebunk, Maine.
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Two women try to hold on to their umbrellas in a wind soaked rainfall as Hurricane Sandy hit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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High tide and Hurricane Sandy begin to arrive in Cape May New Jersey knocking down fences and trees.
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Snow sticking to tree limbs on Grandview Road in Beckley, West, Virginia as Hurricane Sandy moved inland Monday.
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A resident pulls a woman in a canoe down 6th Street as high tide, rain and winds flood streets in Lindenhurst, New York.
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Local residents take shelter at Cape Henlopen High School as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Lewes, Delaware.
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Police and firefighters respond to a downed street light on FDR drive.
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Joseph Arpaio of Massapequa abondons his car on 5th Street in Lindenhurst as high tide, rain and winds flood local streets on in Lindenhurst, New York.
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A man crosses the street in front of the New York Stock Exchange, forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing.
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Waters from Hurricane Sandy flood Cape May, New Jersey.
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A worker retrieves equipment on the dock next to Bubba's restaurant on the water in Virginia Beach. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy flooded the business at high tide.
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Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline Monday, the first signs of flooding from a storm that threatens to deliver devastating surge of seawater.
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Al Daisey walks in the flood water in front of his home as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Fenwick Island, Delaware.
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Viewers brace against ocean spray as waves crash against a seawall in Scituate, Mass. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
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President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing responsento Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House.
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Vanessa Pumo walks her dog Bella as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy arrive, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Behind her is the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, right.
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A Norfolk resident walks to work through floodwaters near downtown Norfolk, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area.
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People talk while a news crew works outside a boarded up Congress Hall Hotel early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Cape May, N.J.
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A lone pedestrian walks through an empty Times Square early, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy has forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
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Sand bags protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. There had been plans to allow electronic trading to go forward on the New York Stock Exchange but with a storm surge expected to cover parts of lower Manhattan in water, officials decided late Sunday that it was too risky to ask any personnel to staff the exchanges.
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New York's mass transit system, the nation's largest with a daily ridership of more than five million, has shut down and residents all along the mid-Atlantic and Northeast are preparing for the storm. The National Hurricane Center warned that Hurricane Sandy could bring “life-threatening” flooding along the Atlantic coast.
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As Hurricane Sandy approached, the Long Island Railroad announced the suspension of their service at 7pm on Sunday night, October 28, 2012 in Hicksville, New York.
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A car plows through a flooded street in the Ocean View area in Norfolk, Virginia Sunday
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A steady wind from Hurricane Sandy blew through on Hatteras Island, N.C., early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
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District of Columbia Department of Public Works worker Donald Jackson, right, passes a sandbag from the line of fellow workers handing out free sandbags to District of Columbia residents ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
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Norfolk resident Jack Devnew looks at the water covering a dock as he checks on his boat at a marina near downtown Norfolk, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
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A pedestrian walks her dog through a working crew as they stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial Center in anticipation of massive flooding, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.
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A sign on display in Grand Central Station in New York as the MTA began an orderly shutdown of commuter rail and subway service in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
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High winds blow sea foam onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area. Governors from North Carolina, declared states of emergency. Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities by 8 p.m. Sunday.
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A surfer holds tight to his board against the strong winds and high surf of the Atlantic Ocean before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach, New York.
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A sign announcing the temporary closure of the New York subway system, due to Hurricane Sandy, is seen on a subway platform. New York shut down the entire public transmit system.
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This GOES East Satellite Image was taken at 6:30 P.M. ET on Sunday. Damaging winds, storm surge flooding and even heavy snow, target the Northeast.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, discusses Hurricane Sandy preparedness as Major General Patrick Murphy, adjutant general of the New York State National Guard, stands by at the New York Power Authority hydroelectric power plant in Cohoes, New York.
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Passengers wait for their flight at at LaGuardia airport in New York. Tens of thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the Northeast.
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Officials are urging people to evacuate in Old Saybrook, Connecticut on Sunday.
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Construction workers carry boards of wood to cover air vents that could cause the New York subway system to flood in preperation for Hurricane Sandy.
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The boarded up windows on a store front in Margate New Jersey, reads "Boo Sandy!", as the area prepares for the arrival of hurricane Sandy.
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People stock up on supplies at ACE Hardware store in Oceanside as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Long Beach, New York.
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A man surfs at Rockaway Beach as Hurricane Sandy approaches in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
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Only a few bread items remain on the shelves at the Waldbaums grocery store as Hurricane Sandy approaches in Long Beach, New York.
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The skyline of lower Manhattan is seen from the Staten Island Ferry as storm clouds from Hurricane Sandy arrive over the city Sunday morning.
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A man walks out of a store with a shoping cart of water as people prepare for Hurricane Sandy on in Westport, Connecticut.
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This nighttime image of Hurricane Sandy was captured at 2:30 EDT Sunday morning by America's newest environmental satellite, NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP. Normally, detailed features of clouds are only available from satellites during the daytime. However, for the first time ever, Suomi NPP is providing visible nighttime imagery with exceptional clarity.
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With a map of the projected path of Hurricane Sandy behind him, President Barack Obama speaks to the media at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington. FEMA is coordinating the deployment of federal resources in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
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In this handout provided by the NYC Mayor's Office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg updates residents on preparations during a press conference prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
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This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows Sandy, at 10:03 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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Molly White, 9, from Frankford, Delaware., covers her head as she is pelted by blowing sand on the beach, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast in Ocean City, Maryland.
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A police officer sets up a road block on South Oregon Inlet Road as water from Hurricane Sandy covers the road in Nags Head, North Carolina.
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Utilities and state road workers monitor the situation on Virginia Dare Trail as rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy engulf the beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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A car goes through the high water as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Ocean City, Maryland.
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High winds blow sea foam into the air as a person walks across Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina as hurricane Sandy arrives.
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High winds blow sea foam onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head,North Carolina as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area.
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A police officer sets up a road block on South Oregon Inlet Road as water from Hurricane Sandy covers the road in Nags Head, North Carolina.
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Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast.
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Resident Brian Dougherty looks at the waves from the beach in Ocean City, Maryland as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast.
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A restaurant worker piles sand bags at the entrance of the business as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Maryland.
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Workers Shannon Alexander, left, and Don Bruce board up the windows of an apartment building as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic Coast, in Ocean City, Maryland.
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This NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy as it approaches Florida. Sandy is the 18th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and continues to move north into the United States.
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So far, Hurricane Sandy has been blamed for the death of an elderly man in Jamaica who was crushed by a boulder. Another man and two women also died while trying to cross storm-swollen rivers in southwestern Haiti. Here, a resident drains mud from a flooded house in Port-au-Prince.
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After the passing of Hurricane Sandy, a woman stands in front of a fallen palm tree in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Hurricane Sandy blasted across the country as a potent Category 2 storm.
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A woman cleans her home, drenched by the heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy in Gran Goave, Haiti on Friday, October 26. The hurricane raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 38 people dead across the Caribbean. The death toll was still rising in Haiti, reaching 25 on Friday as word of disasters reached officials and rains continued to fall.
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A woman washes clothes in front of her damaged home in Santiago de Cuba.
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Damaged houses are seen on the shore of a river from heavy rains brought by Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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Sandy, which started out as a tropical storm in the Caribbean, has reached hurricane strength and is expected to hit the mid-Atlantic with showers and gusty winds beginning Sunday afternoon. Click to see more photos of hurricane Sandy preparations and aftermath.
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Residents wade through a flooded street caused by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Sandy rumbled across mountainous eastern Cuba and headed toward the Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 2 storm, bringing heavy rains and blistering winds.
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Residents look out on a street that was flooded by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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Students play in the waves crashing against the Malecon after the passing of Hurricane Sandy in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean.
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A driver maneuvers his classic American car along a wet road as a wave crashes against the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed North.
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A man rides his bicycle under the arc made by a tree knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Gibara, Cuba.
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Many sweeps the muddy water from his small business in La Plaine, Haiti, as residents try to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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Garth Malcolm, left, covers with plywood a primary health center as rain brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Sandy fell in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Waves, brought by Hurricane Sandy, crashed on a house in the Caribbean Terrace neighborhood in eastern Kingston, Jamaica.
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A man stands on boulders placed as a barrier to help prevent flooding of the seaside road that leads to the international airport as Hurricane Sandy approached Kingston, Jamaica.
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