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November 5, 2012
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John Morin and Mike Pansini celebrate the power being turned on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Morin’s garage in Paramus, N.J. “I never went through this. I’m 62-years-old. I hope I never do it again,” Morin said. Almost a week after Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline in an assault that killed more than 100 people in 10 states, nearly 1 million homes and businesses were still without power in New Jersey, and about 650,000 in New York City, its northern suburbs and Long Island.

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Utility workers from Oklahoma and Arkansas called OGE(Oklahoma Gas and Electric), who arrived in New Jersey on Saturday, work on power lines in Glen Rock, N.J., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Nearly a week after Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline in an assault that killed more than 100 people in 10 states, nearly 1 million homes and businesses were still without power in New Jersey, and about 650,000 in New York City, its northern suburbs and Long Island.

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Ginny Flanagan, 70, surveys her damaged kitchen where the muddy marks on the walls show the height reached by floodwaters, in Breezy Point, a neighborhood that was submerged by Sandy’s storm surge and remains without power nearly a week after the storm, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York.

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Luis Rodriguez, Cecilia Tola, Ligia Siguencia and Blanca Rodriguez eat dinner and birthday cake in the Siguencia home in Moonachie, N.J., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The Siguencia home was without power or heat Sunday night in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. However, they built a fire and had some power via a generator. The Rodriguez family from Woodside, Queens and the Tola family from New Brunswick surprised the Siguencia family with a birthday cake on Sunday. Ligia turned 50 on Nov 1 while her husband, Francisco, not shown, turned 57 on October 29.