Northeast recovers from Hurricane Sandy (PHOTOS)

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Breezy Point Queens is left devastated after homes were destroyed by a fire during Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 31, 2012.

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AFP

The Northeast has been slow to recover from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which killed at least 102 people and left millions without power.

Reuters reported that frustration grew on Friday as many were still left with no electricity, no gasoline and little information on when things would return to normal.

Sandy cost up to $20 billion in insured losses and $50 billion in economic losses, according to disaster modeling company Eqecat.

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    The remains of homes and businesses burned down in the Rockaway neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy are viewed on October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The US east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

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    Spencer Platt

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    The remains of homes and businesses burned down in the Rockaway neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy are viewed on October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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    Spencer Platt

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    Breezy Point Queens is left devastated after homes were destroyed by a fire during Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 31, 2012.

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    AFP

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    The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after large parts of it were washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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    Spencer Platt

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    US President Barack Obama comforts Hurricane Sandy victim Dana Vanzant as he visits a neighborhood in Brigantine, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. Americans sifted through the wreckage of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday as millions remained without power. The storm carved a trail of devastation across New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states, swamping miles of coastline, and throwing the tied-up White House race into disarray just days before the vote.

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    JEWEL SAMAD

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    The remains of burned homes (Bottom L) are surrounded by water with the Manhattan skyline in the distance after Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Over 50 homes were reportedly destroyed in a fire during the storm.

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    Mario Tama

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    A view of the Empire State Building and a partially powered Manhattan on November 1, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall along the New Jersey shore, left parts of the state and the surrounding area without power including much of lower Manhattan south of 34th Street.

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    BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

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    National Guard soldiers walk to Bellevue Hospital during a planned evacuation of the hospital October 31, 2012 in New York. Bellevue Hospital, the oldest in the country, decided to evacuate its remaining 500 patients on Wednesday after flooding inundated the basement and knocked out electricity.

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    STAN HONDA

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    Thousands of people wait to board city buses into Manhattan at the newly opened Barclay's Center in Brooklyn as the city continues to recover from superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012, in New York, United States. Limited public transit has returned to New York and most major bridges have reopened but will require three occupants in the vehicle to pass.

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    Spencer Platt

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    People exit a Metro-North train arriving in Grand Central Terminal during the morning rush on November 1, 2012 in New York City. Some trains are back up and running into Grand Central following shutdowns in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Subway train service in the city is back in a limited capacity, but with much of lower Manhattan still with out power, trains are not running there and busses are replacing them.

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    Mario Tama

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    A tree trimmer removes branches from a power line on City Island November 1, 2012 in New York. Clean up continues from the damage done by Hurricane Sandy.

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    DON EMMERT

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    Ryan Nelsen (R) and Fields Harrington (2nd R, white shirt) ride a tandem bicycle to generate power as people wait for their cell phones to recharge on Avenue C in the East Village on November 1, 2012 in New York as the city recovers from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. This neighborhood is in the area of Manhattan without any electrical power.

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    STAN HONDA

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    Nico Crowe cooks food to be given out to neighborhood residents on Avenue C in the East Village November 1, 2012 in New York as the city recovers from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Crowe and other residents live in the apartment building behind her and organized the food and a cell phone charging station since people are without power. Residents donated food that would spoil and volunteered to help distribute it.

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    STAN HONDA

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    Debris lies on the beach near the Casino Pier that was partially destroyed by superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    Mark Wilson

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    Eric Lenz helps clean out a friend's trailer after it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 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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    Andrew Burton

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    An abandoned trailer home, with the words, "Bye-bye Paradise, it was nice while it lasted," spray painted on its side, is seen in the Paradise Park trailer Park on November 1, 2012 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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    Andrew Burton

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    Elaine Hague looks over her flooded back yard on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy.

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    John Moore

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    A hot tub lies in a pile of debris on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy.

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    John Moore

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    Damaged rides and debris are strewn across the Keansburg Amusement Park after superstorm Sandy swept across the region, on November 1, 2012 in Keansburg, New Jersey. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to effect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard.

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    Andrew Burton

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    A couple walks past the remains of the Keansburg Amusement Park after superstorm Sandy swept across the region, on November 1, 2012 in Keansburg, New Jersey. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to effect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard.

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    Andrew Burton

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    People stand outside a distribution center for basic supplies like diapers, food and water November 1, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    Allison Joyce

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    Basic supplies like diapers, food and water are handed out at a distribution center November 1, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    Allison Joyce

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    The National Guard unload water from a truck November 1, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    Allison Joyce

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    The midtown skyline remains lit as Lower Manhattan remains mostly without power on November 1, 2012 in New York City. The storm has claimed many lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a "major disaster" for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City.

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    Afton Almaraz

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    Parts of a fallen tree dangle in front of the Williamsburg Bridge, lit on the Brooklyn side (L) but darkened on the Manhattan side on November 1, 2012 in New York, United States. Most residents of Lower Manhattan remain without power following superstorm Sandy. Lower Manhattan residents should have power restored Saturday while most others in the city should have power by November 10 or 11.

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    Mario Tama

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    People gather with their mobile devices on an East Village corner known to have cellular reception following superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. East Village residents are still without power and some of the public housing buildings in the area flooded during the storm.

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    Mario Tama

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    Water is pumped out of a business in Manhattan’s East Village following superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. East Village residents are still without power and some of the public housing buildings in the area flooded during the storm.

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    Mario Tama

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    Buses drive into the Lincoln Tunnel from Port Authority November 2, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    Allison Joyce

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    Vehicles sit in traffic on 10th Avenue November 2, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    Allison Joyce

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    A line for gas stretches for blocks on 10th Avenue in the early morning hours of November 2, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    Allison Joyce