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Rescuing residents in flooded New Jersey

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Miatid Amini makes his way with his family onto John Mercadante's truck assisted by his son, Frank Mercadante, right.

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A resident passes his baby to an emergency worker as they are rescued from flood waters in Little Ferry, New Jersey, Oct. 30.

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An emergency personnel carries an elderly resident from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, Oct. 30.

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Emergency personnel rescue a resident from flood waters in Little Ferry, New Jersey, Oct. 30.

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Olivia Loesner, 16, hugs her uncle, Little Ferry Deputy Fire Chief John Ruff, after she was brought from her flooded home in a boat in Little Ferry, N.J., Oct. 30. At right, carrying pets, is her mother, Janice Loesner.

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People are rescued from floodwaters on a large truck in Little Ferry, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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Rescue workers carry a wheelchair-bound resident from flood waters in Little Ferry, New Jersey, Oct. 30.

Good Samaritans and emergency personnel had their arms, trucks and boats full as they rescued people from four New Jersey towns that were quickly flooded with water following Hurricane Sandy. Full story

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Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening on a destructive and deadly path across the Northeast.