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November 1, 2012
Tina Fineberg photo

Katie Lynch stands on the street with her dog Merlin in the West Village as she checks her email and voicemail on her iPhone Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012 in New York. Lynch, who lives on West 10th Street and Bleecker Street, said she had no power, cell phone service or internet service, so she needed to go out to check her email and voicemail.

New Jersey Transit photo

This undated photo made available by New Jersey Transit shows boats and other debris on New Jersey Transit’s Morgan draw bridge in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, in South Amboy, N.J. Most mass transit systems were shut down as a result of the storm’s damage, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters braving clogged highways and quarter-mile lines at gas stations.