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November 1, 2012
Mike Groll photo

This aerial photo shows destroyed homes left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. New Jersey got the brunt of Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million.

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Tricia Burke uses a wheelbarrow to dump damaged items from her garage onto her sidewalk while cleaning up following superstorm Sandy, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Brick, N.J. Three days after Sandy slammed the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, New York and New Jersey struggled to get back on their feet, the U.S. death toll climbed to more than 80, and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses were still without power.

Patrick Semansky photo

Boats that were carried from a marina by surge from superstorm Sandy sit in driveways in Brant Beach, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Three days after Sandy slammed the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, New York and New Jersey struggled to get back on their feet, the U.S. death toll climbed to more than 80, and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses were still without power.

Patrick Semansky photo

A pile of sand and debris sits near a house that was damaged by superstorm Sandy in Brant Beach, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey’s beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement parks.

Mike Groll photo

A man wheels a destroyed hot water heater past a pile of trash a family removed from their flooded home in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Little Ferry, N.J. Surprise coastal surge floods caused by the storm battered Little Ferry, Moonachie and some other towns along the Hackensack River in Bergen County _ all areas unaccustomed to flooding.