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November 21, 2012
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 photo, Marge Gatti stands in front of her home, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York. Of all things material, Gatti has nothing. And yet, on Thanksgiving Day, she will be counting her blessings this year. �My sons are alive. They were trapped here,� says Gatti, 67, who lived in this beige-colored home down the block from the Atlantic Ocean for 32 years.

Seth Wenig photo

In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 photo, Marge Gatti looks at a photograph she was able to salvage, while standing in her bedroom in her home, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Of all things material, Gatti has nothing. And yet, on Thanksgiving Day, she will be counting her blessings this year. �My sons are alive. They were trapped here,� says Gatti, 67, who lived in this beige-colored home down the block from the Atlantic Ocean for 32 years.

Seth Wenig photo

In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 photo, Anthony Gatti makes a call while resting the in a tent where he is living in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York. Gatti’s home was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy and he has been living in the tent in the yard of the house. While his younger brother is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the family, Anthony said he doesn’t plan to go. �I�m going to stay here and protect what we have left,� he said. �Which isn�t much. But it�s still ours.�